So you can buy a $900 PC. or a $200 thin client and a $800 server.
Or I can just stick to the PC and laptop I already own rather than buying shit I don't need or want.
Ok Fine you are paying an extra hundred bucks.
If I want to replace my PC with this thin client/server it's well more than an extra hundred bucks. Your comparison is only apt if I didn't own any PC at all which is not the case.
But if you need to you can scale thin clients are much cheaper.
Why would I need to scale thin clients for my home use?
Or you could share your server and split the cost with other people you want to work with.
Or for no additional cost I can just stick to what I already have since I have no need for cloud computing bullshit.
For people with an open mind is can be a real cost savings.
You mean for people who think they need to buy trendy, buzzword technology that will be stillborn and no one will remember it in a few years.