Yeah Nick, I think you're nuts. Not being mean, but three grand? Anyone that would get mad at you for selling it probably isn't really a friend either. Especially after what Matt said. You're better hooked in than most, so your odds of getting another are good. I certainly wouldn't bear you any ill will for selling.
I do respect your ability to resist temptation though. It's a nice piece, but I don't have any toy that's worth three grand and I doubt I ever would.