One can only hope you understand the difference between a Pi and a desktop.
As i know the difference, and the price point for a card sized computer which will be a tiny linux box for my use case, i cant spend more than 6K, that will be the right price point, for 10K we can go for powerful desktops, and hope you know the fact,,,
C the whole point, people go for Palm-sized PC is for its price and the size and still match the power of PC, PI entered the PC BUILD scenario with this path-breaking two rules,
1. SIZE and 2. PRICE, now the price point is sneaking into PC Price point is unacceptable by breaking the promise of their principle.. i would stay with PC for that price point, and every sane person will take the Same wise decision only,....