everyone is different with their jersey priorities. some people who are extremely into it and it is a big hobby to them like you devsman which is great because you know the in's and out's so to say when anyone including myself has questions and then the huge group of people who dont care what the jersey is made of and buy china jerseys.. my brother is a big jets fan he has to have over 30 jets jerseys.. 25 of which are knock offs, but he simply doesnt care he would rather buy 5 of what he feels to be real good quality knock off jerseys than spend hundreds of dollars just for one. As for myself im somewhere in the middle, since i have discovered the world of game worn jerseys last year i have formed a huge interest in them, however most of which are quite exspensive and i have acquired 3 so far and plan to pick up more as time goes on.. i have a regular authentic in my collection that is framed and auto'd i have a knock off in my closet and i have 2 off the ccm jerseys that are equivilant to i guess the premiers. what im getting at is most people do not value quality as much as a lot of us hardcore fans on this site, they just want a jersey to have a good jersey and the cheaper the better for them which is why the market for knock offs is high.
I can understand people's preferences and priorities in terms of jerseys can be much different than mine, but I wish they were a little more consistent with it which is where most of my problem is with these people.
People go to Dorholt because they do not know better. My big beef with him is that a couple years ago I saw how he was trying to scam his own customers. He was listing the white Xmas jersey back then on his site as being "sold out" for quite some time but on eBay he was selling them for $50 more at the same time. Not only that but his quality is just terrible and you will notice a lot of the same people in his various "customer satisfaction" photos on his website.
In terms of quality, the knockoffs are crap. When the first waves started hitting when the Edge system was introduce, I will admit they were not bad. However, every year they look worse and worse and since the jerseys switched from logo to wordmark in 2011, all knockoffs look terrible. I have posted a couple of times the guy's Henrique jersey where the Q is completely messed up and it looks like the name was split into 2. That is not the only one I have seen with that issue and even for $30 I bet he was not exactly thrilled to see it.
But my other big issue is when a lot of these people whine and cry poverty about spending money on an official jersey, but in the end buy a ton of alcohol at the arena and other Devils stuff. I again understand people's priorities are different so why not just say that they are too cheap to shell out on a jersey but no problem spending the same amount on tickets and booze to the arena? It's this hypocritical crap that gets me. In the end though as another poster told me privately it is at least good they are supporting the team. That and arguing about this with other Devils fans who are non-jersey people is basically pissing in the wind which is why I do not talk about this as much lately as I used to.
I will end by saying that the one thing that does need to happen is Reebok really needs to re-think their price points for their jersey and just make the indo-edges the semi-pro level while cutting the prices for them and the premiers. They will still make a profit by increasing volume and taking a bite out of the knockoff sales.