Right when I think I have an addiction problem, you go and make me feel better about my life choices! All kidding aside, I keep trying to go back to Android but I just can't pull the trigger. Everything is telling me to just stick it out with Apple and get the Max. But that price tag just makes me cringe!
While the price tag is high you are getting components that outclass what android oems currently offers. E.g. 7nm soc with an 8 core npu , nvme storage, 3d facial biometrics, Dolby vision, 4K @ 60fps, true edge to Edge display without a forehead and chin, stainless steel frame, apple support and the apple ecosystem to just to name a few.
Keep in mind, next year android oems will certainly increase prices trying to match the iPhones Xs, might as well get the best this year offers and enjoy it and give android oems another look next year when they finally catch up on components/hardware.
And if you change your mind at any time iPhone prices won’t collapse like android flagships tend to do 1-2months after release, retail prices or seconda hand value.