A thousand dollars buys you what $130 worth of leather half case, screen protector and black tape will buy you. I'm not impressed. These are mainly cosmetic changes that could buy the consumer a very decent compact camera. In fact, buy a M9, said accessories, and a Ricoh GRD III and you'll already be ahead. Or a Sony H9Xv and have zoom and near DSLR-quality video. I love my M9 and M7, but Leica are still charging silly prices for essentially meaningless upgrades. You don't even get a different shutter, like you did with the M8.2.
Shouldn't surprise you... they have a long history of doing so. Gold, Platinum, Columbo, Panda, HIstorica, Dragon, Danish Wedding, Ein Stock, Jaguar, green, black paint this or that..... I myself used to have a titanium M6 classic.
On the other hand, I hope Leica Sells Every Single One... at a hefty profit. It keeps them in business for the rest of us to enjoy their future products.
oh yes... Sapphire crystal isn't cheap but IMO still overkill for this application.