Comfortably well off? No, we're probably in the lower class. My parents are divorced and my mom is unemployed. My sister and I do get Christmas and birthday gifts, though. I don't see why I would buy a $30 bridle every few years and spend a lot more than if I were to buy a good quality bridle once and never have to repalce it. Plus, I would rather have ONE good quality bridle than several old ones that don't hold up and are made cheaply.
Any by the way, even if I have to scrape pennies from the floor of the car, I'll be buying one of your browbands