Since you brought up the price issue, I'll "run with it" here. I don't have a problem paying a lot more for a product I think is much better than the competition (if I have the money and have nothing better to do with it). However, when it comes to frags, what got me interested at first is the many reviews here on BN and elsewhere that made the point that there are many, many great and yet incredibly inexpensive frags. I did my own research and bought some "cheapos" out of curiosity. And I learned that this is indeed the case. I now have so many great "cheapos" and some not-so-cheapos that I was able to acquire at very low prices that I can hardly get to each one in the space of a month.
So, to be fair, Creed is not marketed to people like me. These frags seem to be marketed to those who think in terms of "exclusivity," which doesn't bother me. However, I think it's important to point out here on BN that you can have a car that has all the features of the most expensive BMW at Hyundai prices. For example, I am wearing a masterpiece frag right now, Samba Nova for men, that cost me $9 for a 100 ml bottle. This is not a matter of taste. Some may not like Samba Nova, but if you are an aficionado, you have to recognize that is possesses the qualities that one expects in an excellent frag (such as uniqueness, abstraction, a connection to a natural smells, and a sense of "balance" among the notes). For me, the idea of spending $250 on a similar size bottle of a Creed frag makes little sense, because it's not going to fulfill any "gaping hole" in my rotation, even if it's a bit different and a bit "better" than anything I have now. I've got more than enough frags to keep me busy for a long, long time, without ever needing to even acknowledge that there is a frag company called Creed.