I agree that they are overpriced, BUT if I had the money and was looking for an all in one type system this is what I would consider. But I am a fan of the all in ones to begin with like the biocubes and Innovative Marine tanks. I feel they are a better fit for the beginner as well, keeps it simple and lets you get an idea of what is needed far as equipment for example. But those Red Seas are a bit pricey for a lesson. lol
Good luck, if you go for it be sure to post back. My LFS
has one and it's gorgeous.