RW makes nice stuff no question. For A-2's, the most freakishly authentic down to the millionth degree is GW. If there is any hostility in re RM prices, its come from years ago. RM items had always been the highest priced or close to it. GW, ELC, Aero used to be significant less in re leather but that has changed and the price differential is not as large. For me, looking at the RM catalogue as a whole, the prices are too high for what I feel is comfortable to pay for such items. Pricing across the board with all makers has gone up enough to wear its close to prohibitive. I buy used now and have for some time. There are still good deals every once and a while. A few times a year and I'm good.