Agreed, Burton everything is SO damn expensive. I have Burton Ion boots, but that is because out of 20 some odd pairs of boots they just plain fit my feet the best. I also have a Burton Bullet for my powder board which it's good for, and not much else, not to mention I traded an 1/8 of ganj for it, and never would have bucked up the cash otherwise. They are just an elitist company that doesn't like to throw much back to their custy's as far as deals etc. I never see Burtons for 50% off new and it's just a pita to have to buy another set of mounting plates to use non Burton bindings on their boards. More than anything, I just don't like their style, there are plenty of dedicated companies out there.