There are some bats which are just superb when you hold them in your hands. They usually cost +300 £ and the guys have had them for many years. They last long and thats the main reason people buy them imo. They may feel better in hand and may hit further than cheaper bats and may surely prove you can afford it but the longevity is the most important when investing loads of pounds imo.
...an opinion from a guy wielding a 60€ CA bat