I don't get the OP, I love Fuji but all of what Steve said is just true facts... A9 is the top-of-the-line full-frame camera now, the X-T2 is 1/3rd of the price and can't really compete with it. With that price tag, it's only aiming professionals, and only a smaller portion of them. While the X-T2 is still within range of enthusiasts.
As for the reason of the high price, I guess it's the price of being an early adopter and having the latest and greatest. That allows people to have a slight edge over the competition, but they have to pay for it.
I am primarily using the electronic shutter to take pictures, so I wouldn't mind having the newer version with no limitations over the mechanical one. I'm sure it will come to the Fuji system as well in due time.
I still like the X-T2 very much though, for the usability and the rangefinder design.