Definately worth the money. We noticed a difference right away. Other families have ended up with dents in $75 bats within a week. This has happened to them 2-3Xs in a season with normal use. Our S1 pops more than the cheaper ones and it outlasts them making the $200 + pricetag well worth the money.
Pros: we noticed the pop off the bat right away. it is amazing the difference a good bat makes.
Cons: My son had the sticker off the end in 20 seconds. Not sure why Easton even wasted their time putting it there.
Bottom Line: I would recommend to a friend