Originally Posted by franknbeans
My only question would be-Have you ever actually touched and felt (no pun intended) both of them? There really IS a huge difference. Perhaps I am more in tune to it because I sew and handle fabrics a lot? I don't know. To me it is like comparing really good leather with crap leather. Both are leather, yes, but one feels, wears etc. totally different. But-to each their own. That is why there are different makes.
Oh, I'm definitely not talking about the difference between 5 Star and Diamond... I'm sure there's quite a contrast there.
I'm talking about more "higher end" pads... ones in the $150 range. I just don't see how 5 Star pads can justify being THAT much more expensive than everything else on the market.
Perhaps I'm just bitter because I can't afford one.