Agreed. I also have the King, the MKS, and the Cigar. Would like to add the tan, but will refrain. The king is a good first Tassel. Once you have mastered the King, then think about trying some less majestic Tassel.
Plus, Leffot Suede Tassel $535 x 1.085 (sales tax where applicable) +$15 (Shipping) = $595.48
Color 8 Tassel from Alden SF, Free Shipping, No Tax = $619
(Not sure about NYC Sales Tax, perhaps Uncle can assist me with his accounting expertise. IIRC, you are in the NY Metro area, so not sure if you were going to buy them in person or have them shipped, but under any circumstances, less than $100 to upgrade to shell.)