Why would anyone pay more? I just received the unit today and unpacked it as soon as it came in the door. I am going to do a kitchen remodel in 4 months and I'm getting all my supplies lined up way ahead in case something is wrong or doesn't work right. I set this hood on my kitchen table and plugged it in to test the noise level(because they don't tell you on the page what the dba/sones are for the product in use). This is a VERY QUIET MACHINE and the cubic feet per minute(cfm) is excellent. With 4 speed levels and adjustable lights, they tilt back and forth, this exhaust hood rivals all that I've looked at. I've been all over the web and to about 7 stores checking out range hoods and this one is as good as it gets, AND THE PRICE MAKES IT THE BEST DEAL! If your looking to redo your kitchen or replace an existing hood, this model rocks.