I think Spyderco presents a very good value for dollar. Even with the price increase, I'm not too bothered. Then again my purchases these days are restricted largely to new models or exclusives/sprints. The increase probably means that there will be very few of their S30V knives that get added to my collection with the possible exception of the Kapara. Otherwise I'll be holding back and waiting for the 20CV/M390/<insert high-end steel here> runs.