2 am central Kitten O'Death suffering from insomnomnia is wondering if you feel more joy in having a knife you spent a lot on meet or exceed your expectations than one that was more reasonable in price? The same goes for level of disappointment. I was out of the game for a few years. I started buying again 2/2019. I've bought 7 knives since then, one of which I've returned, and am fixing to return the newest. Prices have ranged from $100 to $290. I'd never owned an automatic, and was thrilled by my first, a Kershaw Launch 8. It replaced a $250 Maserin AM-4 which sucked. Just a stupid question from my stupid brain operating at 1% capacity. Oh and by the way, honey nut Chex are delicious with almond milk at 2 am.