Ahhh, that must be my FS post. But now you have a chance for 30-50% on the eBay sale. My assumption is it will go closer to my original asking price, but I'm prepare (and now committed) to sell.
It really is a level of quality in WM that's fairly unrivaled. One of the keys, often repeated, is how WM accurately rates their bags. I haven't found anything that packs and compresses as neatly, maintains its loft, cleans and restores, is so damned spot on to the ounce and degree... and RESELLS as well as Western Mountaineering.
But without direct experience, or more time on the board with experienced members, you can't appreciate the value. Especially for those BPL folks who are only here posting and grabbing on the Gear Sales and Gear Deals forums.
And maybe it's all hogwash. But I'm poised to replace that Highlite with a warmer bag and my money is on WM Ultralite. I'll be so lucky to score slightly over 20% off.
cheers, happy hunting