The value of embellishment?

Does adding a leather veneer to a $4K more than double  value?

Couldn't resist asking the question. The claimed sonic improvements:
"The effect of the leather skin and hardened stainless steel is a sonic upgrade over a stock Prime, in terms of detail, bass extension, air, and resolution." Interesting. I thought it was arm/cart for the most part.  I hear all those descriptors with my VPI. You get more.....uh, okay.

I have leather faced speakers-it  works for the aesthetic. On the VPI- subjective like everything, but on a turntable plinth?
The footers look corny. This stuff is subjective of course, but it sure looks...

Not bashing VPI-I use one, and enjoy it for what it is.   I'd love to own a HW40. No leather though, thanks.
It’s my understanding that this was a very limited run and was more of a aesthetic novelty.   No need to over think it.  
Pitch in  for a "unique" cleaner, packaged in an artisan, eco friendly bottle? I see $$ with the right idea.

I imagine suede is too risky-maintaining the nap with brush is just asking for it.
It's a matter of priority.  Many brands offer faceplate choices, upgraded veneers and finishes, etc.  While many people can rationalize a few hundred dollar upcharge in certain areas I suspect very few would be game for doubling the price of an audio item based on cosmetics alone.  Obviously at least one guy thought it was a priority at some time ;-)