All kidding aside, if this is your life's work and business, it's probably not a horrible investment. Say it ends up being $2,000. If you spend 3-4 years advancing your hybridizing program while it increases. In year 5, you have new seedlings that you can sell, and you can probably get your investment back by selling the original off in single fans.
Look how much people still pay for Mayor of Munchkinland and Undefinable. 10 fans x $200 breaks you even without taking into account the crazy new seedlings that may sell well on their own.
If you do this for a living, it's probably not so crazy. It's only crazy if you spend 8-12 hours a day auditing accounting or installing decks or making sure a family all gets fed and off to their extra-curriculars on time every day or whatever you have to do to make ends meet, and it's not an investment but a eye-catcher for your garden.