Are you sure about that?People keep saying "The price of DMR and NXDN is built into the price of the radio" referring to Whistler, but just even a brief search shows Whistler TRX-1's in several places being the same as, or lower than the newest Uniden handheld scanner (minus the DMR/NXDN updates)
So yes, you DO pay more for those "updates" and Whistlers ARE "free"
The 325P2 MSRP is $499.99. MSRP for the TRX-1 is $649.99. As of this post, Scanner Master is selling the 325P2 at $369.95 and the TRX-1 at $509.95. Even if I add in the $60 DMR upgrade, the P2 is still cheaper. And let's say Uniden charges me another $60 for NXDN down the road...still $20 less at the current sale price.
So unless you're counting the price point on sites like eBay or Cragislist or during Amazon flash sales, I'm not sure where you got your numbers to justify your argument.