>>1321284>$3300 bike vs $15000 bike
Are you just making random comparisons? What about a Schwinn vs. a Piaggio Mp3? What about a Schwinn vs. 500 pounds of good beef? Schwinn vs. a suitcase full of riced out gaming PCs? Schwinn vs. a down payment on a crack house in Detroit?
For the price of that bike you can get a very nice bike from a brand that isn't severely stigmatized as (a) dragging down cycling as a whole for decades, and (b) associated with fools who are nostalgic for a time when the US public was almost entirely ignorant of what a good bike is. Trek, Specialized, and Giant come to mind, and I don't have much love for the first two, and I have some qualms about the builds offered by the third. Any number of more "obscure" brands like BMC, Cervelo, Wilier, De Rosa, especially if you go for last year's model. Or if you're not concerned with image, build your own from Chinese carbon.
Even the virtual brands sold by Bikes Direct would be less embarrassing.