I think what Gloat is saying is that while you are maybe buying a fake Louis Vuitton, you aren't buying a fake "purse." It's still a purse, and we need to rememeber that the price for high cost goods is usually in the exclusiveness, and not the quality. So, the "quality" isn't really all that much better. It just gives someone with a lot of $ an opportunity to buy something that those less fortunate can not afford. It's much more of a "statement" purchase than it is a "quality" purchase.