Because I find that most of the kids that shoot ions are arrogant little shits. I shoot a droid. Not low end yet not SL94/Luxe hi end either and Ion kids are always the one going "LOL U SPENT 1K ON UR GUN HAHA NOOB ITS THE PLAYER NOT TEH GUN". But when you point out for the amount of upgrades they have on their Ion, they could have bought a stock high end they rage and call it an "investment".
Seriously, look at Ions on BST. They upgrade the barrel, reg, feedneck, asa, bolt, board, trigger, eyes and even the frame. WIth the amount of money they spent on their Virtue board to be like Ollie Lang, they could have bought a nice DM6 or Ego 6 and would have seen leaps and bounds in performance.