I'm very new to this forum, but not new to kiting. I have a very large (as in too large) collection of kites, for which I've paid prices ranging from over $600 down to only $1.50. Regardless of price, I get fun from all of them.
Additionally, I've built up a collection of well over 400 videos of my kites (and others), all in high definition. A lot of people have found these useful when wanting to check out a kite before possible purchase; others just enjoy looking at them on days when flying is not possible.
If you want to check them out, have a look at http://www.youtube.com/user/JimsKitesNZ
. I hope you enjoy what you see!