Went to the local dealer here in baltimore, and they had 35SA's in stock for $1495. The price seemed high but I'm having a difficult time locating other big tex dealers in the area. What are your guys thoughts... Also, the sales guy was preaching about how good big tex is... and I tried not to listen, but all he was talking about was how good the finish on them are. And I just read a few posts in here about them not holding up as well as they used to. It's got me second guessing that big tex is worth the $$. Any remarks and/or suggestions? Any other brands out there with better value?