Yeah, I can buy the clip-on, but I gotta think it's like buying a clip-on tie!! I'd rather spend a little extra on something I can get years of good use out of. My Dad always said, "spend a little extra money and get the best!! If you don't, you'll be sorry." The older I get, the truer it becomes. That said, I don't want to be just paying for a name, I'd rather pay for quality construction. Keeping that epic novel of requirements in mind, what are your recommendations?