I have had different experiences. I think the quality is awful, most notably fraying cuffs and bubbling in the fused collar. This makes them not a good deal in my mind, plus I hate the shape of the collar. I'm surprised you find $80 for a shirt to be expensive.
For $80 I like Kamakura shirts. I'm sure others can chime in. I'm not of the the mind that shirts should be expensive but I have basic criteria for quality that I haven't found for less then that amount.