Sharepoint ? Free ?

This Ferris report states:
"Based on retail pricing, a typical SharePoint-based ECM environment will cost $270 to $320 per user to acquire."

Hang on a moment ? Sharepoint costs 270-320 BUCKS per USER ?

I can get a workplace environment for far far less than that. One that means I dont have to purchase an office license. One I can run on Windows, Mac or Linux clients. Oh - and since workplace is based on J2EE standards, and based on portal, its secure and easy to extend. Thanks to JSR168, I can even use other vendors portlets in there.

Who in their right mind would PAY for sharepoint ? Who in their right mind would pay THIS MUCH for Sharepoint ?

"Presentation over Content" from Redmond again?