Of course that's an opinion, I stated so myself. What part of 'as far as I'm concerned' from my post above did you not understand?
It's also an opinion that so happens to be shared by Horween, the makers of the shell.
I know a lot of people like and swear by Saphir, and no one is doubting that is a good product, but not for the price charged vs. Venetian. Saphir is way over-hyped and definitely over-priced too.
This is dumb, lets move on, but I haven't seen Horween compare Reno vs Venetian directly. I'm sure Venetian is a great product too, but I am not conducting an obsessive campaign against it.
I think Saphir is worth the money, and others on the thread agree.