Probably asking too much, and if that's the case I'm okay with that. I love my TI JF344 flats. Best flats I've played, better than Chromes, better than LaBellas. At least to me. The perfect balance of feel and tone. The way they move and feel under my fingers makes me *want* to play for hours, which is worth a lot in my book. I have a set that's over a year old and still sounds perfect to me. Is there another set out there that comes close for... not 70 bucks? If not, I'm okay paying that much considering that they seem to last forever, but paying less is always welcome.