My problem is that I don't have alot of money to spend. But you're right in that alot of times you get what you pay for. I never even thought about ebay. It would be a good place to start but I would think you would have to try them on. So maybe you could find a pair you like on ebay and then try a pair on in a store. I think I just might try this myself.
Fruitbooter is the term they use around here as well. I have aggro skated in a while now. Hell my last aggro skates were the 1st release of the Oxygen Argon 1.1 to give you a idea. I just dont get why there is such hatred between fruitbooters and wood pushers, hell we're all out to achieve the same things.