Got a warm place in my heart for anything local and hand crafted in small batches. BUT money talks... And I don't have hardly more than a nickel of disposable income to spare so I'm pretty much willing to try anything out that seems like the craftsmanship far outweighs the price tag. When JC's jackets were around $1K, a GW was a no brainer. $15 hundo is all but out of reach for me now (though I honestly think they're still underpriced by about $200). Guys like Mark Fisher and Diamond Dave are my next in line. However, a Bill Kelso wins hands down in the quality-to-price ratio, when you can get one on their ridiculous sales (at 40+% off).