Very interesting topic, I would love to know the volumes on new Mark Levinson kit being sold in SA. I may be mistaken but would not be surprised if, for example, it went from small quantities to almost zero now, with our exchange rate.
It is going to be a lot harder in ten to twenty years to build a "high-end" system on a budget, like we have been able to do on this forum over the last years.
Hang onto your kit, it will be harder to get the same quality in the future. There are some great cost effective pieces out there such as gain-clones and uDSD but if, like me, you appreciate the look and engineering quality of say Mark Levinson kit, in the long term you are going to need a lot more cash.