Originally Posted by jakeypotato
Why get that, when you can get
Not sure if you're joking or serious...
That's like telling someone who wants a pair of hiking boots to buy some wingtips instead. Or who wants a 4x4 that can handle snow and mud to buy a Mustang. Or insert other similar metaphor.
A carbon road bike is a fine, fine thing. I have one, and have had a number of them over years of racing and riding. But it's not a very good multipurpose machine. You can't carry groceries. You almost certainly can't (easily) ride it in normal shoes. You wont' want to lock it up, and if you do you'll worry about some idiot knocking it over.
While the Filson/Shinola comes at a premium, it's also just another example of a very practical bike for a city dweller who wants a bike that fits their lifestyle. If you really love riding, you eventually realize you probably need more than one bike. We love clothes. We have different shoes and jackets for different needs. Bikes are no different.
Different horse for different courses.