Yes the T&T rods I have heard are nice, but for myself I cannot justify spending over $ 300 for a fly rod. Heck I won't even spend that for a new golf driver let alone a fly rod.
I will be in the market for a spey 8/9 weight though this winter. I like the St Croix 7/8 weight but need something a little heavier for Lake Michigan surf and the king salmon.
The 7/8 weight will be my primary GL steelhead rod.
I guess all of my single handers are in retirement for a while. It hurts to see them not even get out of their cases on fishing trips now after 20 years of use. They are still in great shape.
Guess they will be my sons soon.