My current Gi wardrobe consists of 2 gis, one is what would be called a middle-of-the-line Gi. It retails for around $100 (although I got mine for less from the manufacturer). The other is my first Judo gi, a 'Student Special' that I have for ten years, with about 4 years of use on it, and it is just starting to fray.
Ultimately, I want to get a higher-end gi, but right now there is no cost-justification for it, as I only practice 2x a week, and I don't really compete. The gi that I want (Toraki Gold, first blue and then white) cost about $150. (closer to $200 when you factor in taxes and shipping) - a pretty penny. There are only two situations that I see myself getting one - a)Price comes down to below $100 (clearance maybe?) or b)My wife is nice to me and lets me buy it as a present (not gonna happen until I hit 35 or black belt).
I guess I can still desire though?