It is a decent knife, worth being person sensitive, but no I don't think a $100 sticker is ripping anyone off. It has features that I don't like and that do reduce the utility ability of the knife, the non-indexing handle and too thin point for example, but there are reasons for those aspects, they are just not useful to me.
One thing to consider about fixed blades is that there are custom makers out there very close to the $100 market and small semi-custom shops in that dollar range. You might be better suited to have a maker grind something to your specifications that go with a factory model. Generally I avoid production fixed blades unless they have something that I can't get in a custom (like INFI for example).
[This message has been edited by Cliff Stamp (edited 22 September 1999).]