yeah almost 300 shipped for a generic exhaust isn't a great deal it's about average of what you'd pay for a generic exhaust. this exhaust is stainless steel which is better than most. I'd say it's an alright deal, but for 200 more you can get a TRD
or greddy exhaust or tpr exhaust and a lot better gains probably better sound and better quality. if your looking at 300 for an exhaust you could probably get a custom for about that, but it wouldn't be stainless it'd be regular. the best for gains would be the engineered mass produced name brand exhaust though, if you only care about looks and sound I'd go for this exhaust or a custom one with a nice tip and good sounding muffler.