Why are people paying 10k for the PS3?

I have to be curious when someone decides to spend 10k+ so that they can get a game console a few months before the general public.

I simply don’t understand it. Why wouldn’t someone just wait? And its not like there are great games for the PS3 right now, the big names are comming down the line. The console will only really be useful months in the future when a variety of games are available for purchase, and then the price will be at its normal level.

Also, I find it interesting that there is so much hype for the PS3. I mean, it has Blu-ray and cell, which are both undeniable advances, but from what I’ve seen its little better than the 360 from a graphics perspective.