When it comes to grooming equipment price denotes quality. Now for us pro groomers we need stuff to last thru many months and dogs. So we use the brands you list. But for the one or two dog owners I think it might be a bit much Unless you are having certain conditions where they would help out. So here is a list to look into.I would especially love the opinions of those who show. Which brands of brushes, shears, clippers, etc do you prefer? I've heard Kenchii and Geib are good brands for shears, Chris Christiensen and Les Pooch are the best brushes. Any opinions?