They are expensive for sure but also the best quality out there. But the thing is there are other good options in between too, it's not just Pitbull vs Venom (or some other shitty chinese shit). Woodcraft and Vortex both make some really good stands and they are also a bit cheaper than Pitbull.
Personally, I try to find good deals on used ones, because aside from a few cosmetic scuffs, you won't find any used Pitbulls that are actually damaged, so they work as well as new. I got my set lightly used for $100 (front is a hybrid). Then I have another rear stand that I got for like $60 or something like that. Also have a set of Woodcraft stands that I got for free when I bought a bike. I just keep getting them for cheap or next to nothing lol I just gave a rear stand away to a friend, which I had also acquired for free like 6-7 years ago lol
2007 ZZR600 (sold)
2006 CBR600 (sold)
2010 1198 (parted out across North America)
2013 CBR500R (sold)
2009 ZX6R (parted out across North America)
2015 R3 (sold)
2018 Ninja 400 (race bike)
2013 RSV4 (race bike)
April 2016 and April 2017 6OTM winner!