They are pricey. Are they twice as good as all other strings? BTW, I love a string that has a good "springy" feel and some mid-low presence. I'm not a string geek, so I don't really even know all my strings. I know I like Chromes and I think Ernie Ball roundwounds (like I say, I don't know my strings well). Thanks all and happy Friday or Saturday depending on where you are.