I've been going through different areas of the boards since I've joined, and I am now realizing how cheap I really am . Actually not cheap purposely (okay, maybe a little), but the styles I tend to like or am attracted to are usually the ones that have less of an impact on my wallet. Up to this point, I've always bought my glasses for their functionality and to be used and lightly abused. I like to do outdoor activities...fishing, diving, surfing, running, etc., so I always used models like the Half Jackets or Flak's. The unobtanium pieces really work well and that's what I've gotten used to. Fortunately, the HJ's and FJ's are 'affordable' for me, and I've actually picked up some really decent deals over the years. Actually, I don't recall ever buying a brand new pair from a store ever. On the other hand, there are other styles that I like and that fit me well also. I've had or have Bottlecaps, Crosshair 2.0's, Felon's, Plates, (2) Frog's, Razrwire's and Monster Pups. Most of these also were "affordable". Out of those, the only ones I actually bought brand new from a store or vault were the Bottlecaps, Frog's and Plates ($60 from a Las Vegas Vault). And the only one I regret letting go were the Plates...sold them a couple of years ago for $50 (no wonder the guy I sold it to didn't care if they were used and abused). Anyway, getting back to the subject. I guess if anyone is purchasing authentic Oakley's in any form, style or at any price...they're still getting one of the best made products in the world. So whether it be taste or function or just being a cheapskate, it's STILL OAKLEY!!! LOL Which one are you?