What makes the Myler bit different and so appealing to many people is the shape of the mouthpiece itself. "Ergonomic"
= shaped mouthpiece...That is the word and appearance you seek if you want a Myler design without the price tag.
Today most bit manufacturers are making steel, stainless steel in particular bits with the same kind of design as what Myler has done and made a fortune pricing their bits at...
Those bits made by other manufacturers though are affordable, cheaper to buy but not cheaply made.
I have a few "shaped" mouthpiece bits in my collection...the horse I ride the shaped bit on rides the exact same shaped or straight configuration in my case.
There are also a German believe it is bit that costs double what a Myler costs but it is the special combination of alloys making up the bit that make it cost $$$$.....
I don't have any of that so no idea how it compares...
What does go through my mind though is for decades, near a century we have ridden our horses at high levels of finesse, competition and demands for superior effort by the animal and we did not have all of this "special, special and more special" and our horses rode, acted, competed just fine and were happy riding partners with us.
So is it hype and advertising to separate your money from your pocket or something else...
Honestly, today I think we have actually tipped the scale to crazy at times what we perceive and think our horses need...and then pay ridiculous sums of money for because this is a horse you know.
So, I think if you know what it is you need in a mouthpiece that Myler has, look online, in stores and certainly through catalogs cause I can near guarantee you, you can find it quality made for a pittance of cost.
Coronet, JP Korsteel, Korsteel, Mikmar, Happy Mouth, Stubben, Herm Sprenger are manufacturers that easily come to mind, they are just a few of many besides the custom manufacturers whose products run into hundreds easily per item.
EBay has a enormous listing of bits and a easy system for giving you what you want if you just ask their search line to find for you..
I don't do Amazon as often, just a habit of mine but they too offer many choices as do any and all of our favorite online/catalog and stores we cruise looking for things..
Bottom line is, what you want you can
find and probably cheaper than something stamped Myler cause you won't be paying for Mylers marketing, advertising and endorsement fees for those who swear by this or that that all costs us money..