There are more than a few wheel styles I like a lot more that are a few pounds heavier...I guess I'll take another look back at the ones I threw out of the equation just because of weight.
I had thought forged = light weight and stronger but I guess I'm just a newbie.
and to Uncle Scotty
: I just have more of an initial trust for a brand name that has spent money on the original design, engineering and manufacturing hence the higher cost per wheel. I don't want to turn this into another rota vs. * thread