Me too. I may still end up buying one but need to go to Chicago to see it and feel it in person. Maybe if I changed my name to "Optimo" they would give me a discount. Kinda like naming rights for an arena or stadium!
If I ended up in Chicago, there's a good chance I'd leave with another. Poor impulse control! Looking online from afar I can convince myself "that's too much for a hat," but I am so curious about the silver beaver bodies. AFAIK, FEPSA doesn't sell those to other hatters.
Just for fun I pulled up an inflation calculator, and buying a Stetson 100 in 1950 is equivalent to $1,300 today.