Nope, I ride with power meters, I can see the differences in cold hard numbers. At 230 Watts on the flat, I was crapping myself on this bike, I’d have been asleep on the lesser bikes at that power. Everything is ‘whole new world different’ with this bike.All new bikes feel like that. You've bought a beautiful expensive bike, it will feel faster to you and you will try to justify it in many ways (it's faster, nicer, etc).
Quite right.The fact is you don't need to justify it to anyone.