So; even with just two launches per year that's less then a half billion for the rocket. (although, I don't know what the rocket components actually cost to build and/or refurbish)As for what is included in calculating the fixed cost of $781 million, NASA's answer stated that it "does not include costs associated with Ground Operations, Mission Operations, EVA and Program Integration elements, which are budgeted under their respective projects."
Since F9 is priced for payload, we still don't have the figure for Mission Operations, EVA and Program Integration elements.
Once Dragon gets man rated, we may see a larger cost for a manned F9.
Again; don't mistake my search for a realistic comparison for any kind of argument.
Yes; Ares-1 was an expensive waste especially when they had the option of tailoring something with ULA in mind.