I've never cared if a Python was "the best" revolver ever made or not. I always wanted one because I didn't have one. Now I do.
Is it any better than my Smith & Wesson 27-2? Darned if I know. I like them both.
That's how I look at it as well. I want one because I like the design and I think it's a well made revolver. Is it the best of the best? How the heck can I know? Are prices ridiculous? Yes. Still want one. It will find a place next to my Smiths and other Colt revolvers.