They’re contagious ! I was lucky to find a used one, so saved a small fortune (I didn’t tell the Mrs how much it cost, just how much I’d saved)! However, they really are a work of art, and a lot of work goes into making one (the underneath is almost better to look at than the top). So in the grand scheme of things, when you consider the kind of rubbish we often spend money on, and the fact it is a proper piece of hand made art, and the fact that’ll last a lifetime and more, they’re probably a bargain. See how easy it is to comvince yourself if you try hard enough...?!?