I would say your guess is overly generous. They just want to maximize profit. Miners have more money to burn, so it's just a matter of math to decide how expensive they should make mining cards.
Nvidia makes really nice & powerful hardware, but they have *never* shown interest in "doing the right thing" or putting their users first.
Great to see AMD finally approaching Nvidia's performance, with better and more open drivers.
INDICATORS OF COMPROMISE (IOC)
InfoSec Community within the Fediverse. Newbies, experts, gurus - Everyone is Welcome! Instance is supposed to be fast and secure.
We have a Getting Started Guide here: https://guide.ioc.exchange
HAVE FUN and STAY SAFE!