Stan, my wife hit the roof when she found out the cost ($1,875 after a year-end discount because it was a leftover and small size) back in 1980 when we barely had the money for it. Maybe that's why I kept it for so long and rode it over 60,000 miles! My Trek Madoné probably cost the same, in current dollars, but weighs less and I caught hell for buying THAT, too! Currently have almost 10,000 miles on it.
It would make zero sense to drill anything on the new Trek - the brakes are super-light and tucked behind the fork and crank hub, are well out of sight, and major parts of the derailleurs are carbon fiber. Pretty much everything on this bike was designed with benefit of a computer to have maximum performance at minimum weight.
And, yes..... This is probably the last road bike I'll ever buy. Unless I get hit again (that would clinch it) and/or the frame cracks (nothing yet).