The beans you are talking about are Magnum Opus, they are 600 a box.
The lineage is respectable, its been worked 11 generations. Hence the price. We are still working that particular cultivar and its been crossed other lines, we are kinda looking at the results. Looks promising so far.
Afi has some really good gear, like the Long Valley Royal Kush, I think they went through 3000 plants for a keeper.
I hear it all the time, "too expensive". But to be honest, the results are impressive and crossing it with other elite lines have yielded some outstanding results especially the black lime lines. Awesome structure, outstanding terpene quality.
If you have never run any of the Afi seeds,I kinda wish people would just keep to themselves. The Afi hybrids we've come up with usually get premium prices still in a saturated market. Its easy to get 250 an OZ or 3k+ an LB easy. I like to think the gear we put out is different. The breeder/seedmaker I know made a million bucks off of afi gear just selling flowers.
I think you have to see it yourself or understand the literal mob of people that show up at the aficinado booth at the emerald cup.