As with all things people who are buying flashlights (and have no experience using them other than pressing the on button to make something light up) want "bang for their buck" and will sometimes dish out lots of cash for high lumen flashlights.
I remember a coworker of mine backing me up on an open property/burg in progress job, he had a brand new 300+ lumen flashlight, do not remember the type and I had a 100 lumen little jobby from jetbeam. After the first wall he shine that flashlight on he was blind for a good minute. I told him to hold the back of my belt and not shoot me in the back.
Do you wonder, ever, if you're a bad man?
No, I don't wonder.
World needs bad men, we keep the other bad men from the door.