After being dismasted last year and losing our entire rig (a chainplate failure) we decided on going synthetic.
Now that the dust has settled the cost of going synthetic with Dynex came out to less than doing it in stainless.
The splice is fairly easy and once you have done a couple it only takes about five minutes per splice. The needful hardware
is both simple, bombproof and if you need to save some money
easily made as deadeyes and thimbles are hardly rocket science.
If you don't feel like doing the hardware DIY both Colligo and Precourt are pretty reasonable and both have excellent gear