I can't afford new cymbals. So I'm at the mercy of what's being sold used in my vicinity. That's why I chose this specific cymbal. There is one for sale locally for $300 with a Zildjian cymbal bag. My only other used ride choices locally are two 22" 70s era Zildjians, which are $100 less than the 24" Paiste. I'm looking for the best sounding cymbal for my money.
I would have to drive an hour to check out the Zildjians, but I think it would be worth it. He is selling numerous A, K, and vintage rides. It would allow me to play them all and choose by ear and feel. That's probably the smartest choice.