Surly Skid Loader

This looks pretty cool and I love the concept of a compact cargo bike. I want a cargo bike but can't justify having a second ebike just for cargo and a normal cargo bike won't fit into my elevator. However, the skid loader seems overpriced. It costs almost $5k and doesn't come with lights and the drivetrain is mostly microshift. The battery is also only 500wh and while not bad, it isn't anything special. If this came with lights, a front rack, and panniers it'd be a little more appropriately priced but still too high IMO. I also can't come up with a use case for a dropper post on a commuter/cargo bike. I don't think many people interested in this will be bombing down single track.