I would like to see what science Dyson's research and development team did on this product line, outside of "let's come up with a way of marketing an attractive, shiny fan so we can charge ten times as much money as everyone else does."
I want to know why a fan that supposedly does not "buffet" the air is somehow worth 1000% of the price of a "standard" fan (really, who cares...we've been using the current design for decades and I can guarantee you it'll be around for decades more, and I just don't see enough people complaining about buffeting to make this product revolutionary in any way). I stood in front of one of these at a store, and stood in front of several of my own fans of varying styles, from "tower" to "pedestal" to "desktop". I felt almost no difference. I cranked it all the way up and it certainly didn't feel like it had "16 times" the airflow. I have a Holmes pedestal fan that, on low speed, will create a veritable wind tunnel in my bedroom. And when it comes down to it...this is a FAN, people. An electric motor, a propeller, and a plastic housing. Do you think Dyson spent even $100 manufacturing this? Do you think they spent enough time researching and developing an already-known concept to warrant such a high price point?
So what, then, are you paying the extra 900% for? It must be style and name. Dyson seems like the Apple of appliances. It makes pretty things that are groundbreaking in style and design, but not in functionality, and it sets prices exorbitantly high for what you get. This fan is a very cool and futuristic-looking item to have in your home. If that's worth the extra money to you, and if you don't care about the value your money brings you, buy it! But, I assure you, assuming you aren't the princess who slept on the pea, you won't notice any significant difference between this and a tower or pedestal fan that costs 1/10th of what this does. It's a gimmick.