Let's discuss the price for a moment -
60k per CPU?
These prices make sure that small companies that will once grow big (say, Facebook, Twitter few years back) will never consider SQL Server as a solution.
In the long-run, MS loses more popularity to free/open source (or at least cheaper) solutions.
Even for those who can live without the "Enterprise" features, but need a true scale-out solution can't work with these licensing models...