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It's not particularly. You can drive around in a new Merc worth 100 grand for a few hundred a month, and never have to worry about trying to sell it at a loss years later.
It's still not something I would do personally, but it's hard to deny the appeal. The only real argument is that you'd prefer to own your car, which is perfectly valid but has its own pitfalls.
Speaking as someone who buys cars outright, it's lovely to not feel like you're driving someone else's car, but as I type this I'm staring out the window at the RX8 that has sat in my drive for a year and a half, just wishing it was Mazda's burden instead of mine. That's a fairly extreme example, but nothing I've ever bought will see a return.