re: Poker & Poker chips/chip sets?
You sound like you want a nice set. My advice: get the best. Spring for an extra $250 or so and get a 500 piece Paulson set, like the Top Hat & Cane series. These are great! Those cheap sets are cheap feeling next to the Paulsons. The only other option I see is the Next Gen chips, which feel almost like the Paulsons, a bit lighter maybe, but still a nice feel at a fraction of the price. Avoid all those heavy metal-inserted sets. They feel terrible, sound terrible, and won't impress real cardroom players.