i payed for a shell with 10k rating and im going to end up riding it for next 10 years.
well good luck with that one.
i'm not sure what to think of the rest of your reply... is that directed towards me? was i whining and not shredding and buying a new jacket every year?
in my experience its the people who buy the 10k stuff who are the ones replacing it every year...its because it does not work.
i like to be comfortable.