I've said this before, but I think the price of the Vita is perfectly fair for what you're getting. It's a very powerful system, and it's kind of unreasonable to expect it to cost the same as a 3DS or something.
Now the price of the memory cards, on the other hand...and I had to get two so I could access JP PSN stuff. Well, still a lot cheaper than having to buy two systems...
Ditto. I don't think the Vita is badly priced either, but for what you get with the memory cards as far as memory size and read/write speed, it's a freakin rip.
You know, I totally sympathize with where people are coming from regarding memory card prices, but I can't for the life of me figure out why so many complain about the read/write speeds of the memory card. When actually using a Vita, the speeds have no practical impact on your experience (at least, not on mine). Games load plenty fast, there's no lag, saving screenshots or downloading stuff is totally quick, etc etc. Again, while I agree that the prices are a bit steep, I think the complaints about read/write speed have no practical impact on your experience with the system.