Not to me, at all. There is much more involved in the value of a product than just final price. These China production companies can offer lower prices because they are built with modern day slave labor. If you need a Spyderco Military it doesn't matter if the price is $13 higher, $27 higher, or $42 higher, you need the item. If some of us are tallying up the dollars on 40 or 100 luxury knife purchases next year then I guess it makes sense to make price a main factor, because individual knife characteristics certainly are not the primary concern. It's just an obsession, that some of us choose to feed, with anything. As for me, I get great happiness from my USA made Spydercos and wish I had gotten into them many years back. I'm not buying a single piece of cutlery, knowingly, from China and as long as a Spyderco PM2 doesn't wind up at $900 next year I'll keep supporting Spyderco.