Like anything we have in this consumer society, we buy what we want to.* So I have bought two Pullman Tampers since becoming a snob.* I am not saying that they are the best just that they appeal to me.* I have used cheaper tampers and they do the job but in my opinion the Pullman does a better job.
It is like buying cars I could buy a toyota or a BMW it will depend on money available and also a desire to buy something other people may not have.* Unfortunately I drive a toyota but I can get an upmarket tamper. ;D