After further review ... the Carl Zeiss line of lenses for the SONY DSLRs truly need to drop in price in order to make the line competative. Surely getting them under the $1K line would be a move in the right direction for marketshare and general availability.
Personally, there is no way I can justify $1K+ lenses for hobby use. It's just asking too much out of this economy.
"All forum and forum for all!" In other words, "Get 'em!"