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Not for me personally.

I am and have been a springerhead for nearly ten years now (6 HW rifles).  I recently (last Sept.) tried PCP by converting a QB78 over to HPA.  Soon after that I converted another QB with a repeater kit installed.  I have always wanted to own a high end PCP just because I like to shoot and it’s something different from what I had.  Last month I bought a used FX 400 to fill that desire of a high end PCP.  I didn’t move to PCP from a poor experience shooting over sprung airguns, it was a simple desire to explore and enjoy what I love doing, shooting airguns in my backyard!  I have never understood the division,  of some, between spring guns and PCPs.  It’s all fun for me and I enjoy them both and even a pumper or CO2 (which I have also).  

You do pose an interesting question with the OP and I think your theory has some truth in it for many but that isn’t the case for me.  The last one to go, for me, would be my HW95 .177.  Second to last would be my .177 cal QB78 repeater.