Greetings and welcome aboard the CF
I never bought an inflatable pfd
due to their cost.
I suppose it was an irrational "penny-wise/pound foolish" non-decision (inertia), that allowed me to continue with what I had, ignoring a better & costlier newer technology.
I've spent a lifetime battling my inate "cheapness", striving to replace it with a value (vs cost) system.
Some of us, sometimes including I, cannot transcend the idea of a (false) "good deal".
I've long suspected that it was easier to sell quality & value outside of North America.