There seems to be quite a vast range as far as pricing goes. I already don the purple bone dome when I go out but couldn't help but notice a trendier flame patter cut on a hat the other day. Picked it up and looked at the price Aus$265.00. Then picked up the less trendy hat next to it and it was Aus$35.00. I assume the $265.00 hat was brand name, prolly what old mate Armstrong wears in the TDF. I did observe that not one shark fin hat was kept in stock.... prolly due to wake turbulence issues.
So how much have you spent on your lid? and do you believe there's anything more than cosmetic difference. A cursory glance seems to indicate a foam core covered by a shiney plastic exterior.