This week, Microsoft provided more information about the app marketplace being built into Windows 8. They are doing some things differently than Apple which is a good because healthy competition is always a good thing for consumers.
In one of the videos, Microsoft Web Services VP Antoine Leblond says that prices for apps can be between $1.49 and $999.99. He went on to say that "a thousand bucks is too much for an app." Who exactly is he to say how much is too much for an app? Microsoft's store currently sells two editions of Visual Studio for over $1000 each. Will these not be offered in the app marketplace?
The price a developer charges for their product should not be dictated by any online store. That's a decision the developer should make.