i bought one off of ebay for 1.00 (with 19.00 shipping, lol). i knew what the shipping was going into it though, so no surprise there. i ride more often than the wife, so don't cover my bike, but do put the cover on hers when its in the garage. keeps the dust off. then when she's ready to ride, we don't have to spend a half hour with the quick detailer cleaning up her bike.
I understand the concept of reality, but find it too confining for a way of life.