Point: Colt originated the SAA, so all others are copys. High or low price doesn't always equate quality anymore than it does junk, it's all subjective. Even a worn out POS with the "Colt" name will command big bucks. (Maby it's a status or phalic thing) Many highly sought items carry a hefty price, and "collectors" want pristime specimens, afterall its condition, condition, condition. Maby Colt has to make overpriced antique firearms to stay in buisness, especially if they're controlled by an anti-gun government (ironic isn't it) in a state where Union labor has forced the prices and operating costs so high, that they have no other choice. I suppose a 100+ y/o designed revolver isn't as deadly or menacing as a modern revolver or pistol. But, HEY this is America! If you can make a product and get big bucks for it, go right ahead. God bless you. Could it be, most of the complaints center around the desire to own Colts, but cannot justify the necessary funds? Nobody likes having that which they own critisized! I own a couple Randall knives. Are they any good? I don't know because I've never used them. Could just as good or a better knife be had for less money? I'm sure they can be had, but I'll always get more money that was paid for the Randall.