I would really like to know the thought process behind the price.
A dilithium sink for impatient people.
Many of us have little use for dilithium at the moment, having been kitted out for the most part with everything it will give us. But that won't always be the case, eventually new items are going to be added that are purchasable with dilithium, and they're going to be gobbled up by the people who are sitting on hundreds of thousands/millions of dilithium, and then it's going to be worthless again.
Besides, I really doubt you'd be using all 10 up before you picked up 32k again. If you are, you're just very impatient and I'd suggest picking up a few mission replays to warp around with EC.