It was the cheaper end stuff that got me in. I still can't afford the more expensive weights generally. Occasionally, I can about once a year get a higher end weight but most of the time it's one of the lower priced ones that I can afford.
When I have a bit to spend on a paperweight I start looking around to see what's out there. If I see an Italian weight and a Scottish for about the same price, I will invariably go for the Scottish weight because it looks so much finer.
For 2006 McDougall made a couple chequer weights. I wanted one but could not manage it. Now he's come out with a general range version. Just as beautiful but it's smaller. I'm getting me one of those.
The thing I appreciate about McDougall is his general range weights don't look 'general rangey' A lot of them employ latticino -something I never saw in a Perthshire GR or complex cane bundles -something else I had not seen before.
Even when the budget was extremely tight, I could still periodically add another eye popping beauty to my collection. When I have more to work with I get a higher end piece.
Before gas prices went up in the states I did get a few LEs. I have pictures of a couple of them in my glass query folder.