In many ways, I am all about good pricing, but tend to gravitate toward higher end products after doing the research.

That said, even though I don't surf that much (or that hard) I have no issues spending $700 - $800 on a quality board made in the U.S... and I don't see that changing, ever, unless I invest that amount in a board that doesn't last like I think it should.

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm"