For a partial? Oh, wow.
Things have certainly gone up, I remember getting a full one done by Lacy for $850
Ugh. As long as you can rationalize if some ugly old dude is only wearing it to get laid :V
Personally, that doesn't sit too well.
I agree with them being hot, and I have a fast metabolism so I'm gonna sweat all over the place in something like that. They are also a pain in the ass to bring to cons, through the airport and driving and all that. Not particularly my thing, but I like them a lot in general. If I ever got one again it would probably be a partial since those are not quite as uncomfortable.