I'm not trying to stir up the Hornet's nest here, but I thought I would offer some perspective. Take it or leave it, that's up to you, but I think there are some points to consider here that are being missed.
1. Sager/PCT owners are about the most "Fortunate" laptop owners in the world. I say this because most folks DO NOT have the capability to upgrade their laptop's to begin with. The laptop is still one of the most profitable segments of the microcomputer market (I could write a very long history on this, but I will spare you all).
2. I think what most people are missing here is that when you are lucky enough to be able to upgrade your laptop in the first place, NO ONE EVER SAID IT WOULD BE CHEAP. So that brings us to the real point, CHOICE, you have the CHOICE to upgrade and you have the CHOICE to not upgrade. The point is that you have a CHOICE that many laptop owners DO NOT when you own a Sager/PCT.
I bought an Alienware and pissed and moaned about it the entire time I owned it, why? For the very same reason this thread exists, AW had a million excuses for why I couldn't upgrade my GPU when I wanted to. I got so sick of the BS, I sold the sucker for prime cash on eBay and bought my Sager/PCT 5720, which, til' this day hauls a$$. I have never been so pleased with a laptop purchase, and, I have owned many.
If I'm a SAGER-PCT/VOODOO/HYPERSONIC kind of reseller, why should I make it cheap for my customer's to upgrade? This doesn't make the slightest bit of business sense. Afterall, I am a reseller, I want my customer base to continue buying the latest and greatest hardware for as long as possible. Now what is good business sense is what resellers like Sager are currently doing. They allow you to upgrade, it may be expensive but that's not the point, they allow you to do it or you can buy a newer model. The best part about this strategy is that you're pleasing the most amount of people possible. For some folks, the $1200 - $1500 laptop upgrade is more feasible than the $2800 new model route.
I don't mean to be harsh, but Sager/PCT owners are very fortunate as I mentioned and anyone whining over hardware upgrade costs should consider the alternative, owning a laptop without the ability to upgrade at all.