Originally Posted by PittsDriver
it makes perfect sense why you don't get why a premium tent is worth it.
Back away from the coffee.
You're putting words in my mouth and making it personal. I totally understand the value of good gear. One size does not fit all. YMMV.
You're painting a worst case scenario, when the actuality is somewhere in the middle. If I thought the tent I was using on a particular event would not do, I would up grade it. I've had high end tents leak, particularly when something is touching the inside of the tent in an extended weather event. That's why I always double coat any tent with silicon spray.