If that is what floats your boat, by all means get the 3500. I get what your are saying, but it's not for you or I to judge what somebody wants or needs to purchase. It's a bit out of the realm to purchase a 3500 if one truly only needs the capability of a mid-size truck. Not so much to get a 1500 over a mid-size. It seems that according to you, we should only buy what we need. Well, that isn't always the case. Some purchases are based on wants which could be totally irrational from a common sense point of view.