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That's a decision each person has to make for themselves. I held off buying RRS equipment for years, kept looking at it, reading about it, but I always ended up deciding that the Gitzo gear I had was plenty good, so why spend the money. When the need for a ball head arose, I talked with Zim and got his opinion on the product line, and the head I needed. He was, as usual, right on the money. Once I had the first piece of RRS gear, the 55, I was so impressed not only with the features, but just the tactile quality, that I began adding items here and there. My entire support system is RRS, except for my carbon fiber Gitzo, which I plan on replacing in the next few months with a RRS unit.
Their customer service matches the quality of their products, all in all, RRS certainly appears to be worth the premium.