I’ve been playing Maltby clubs for years.  As a Christmas present, to myself, I recently ordered a set of TE Forged irons.  Most the people I play with, or encounter randomly, are puzzled by this.  They seem to be laboring under the misapprehension that a 320 dollar set of irons couldn’t possibly be as good (or better) than a set costing 3 times as much.  Shouldn’t performance enter into the discussion somewhere?  Why are so many people suspicious of clubs that don’t cost the earth; or brands they are unfamiliar with?