I'm about 98% sold on buying a new Woodridge; I'm just waiting for my quote to come in. But, I felt I wouldn't be doing my due diligence if I didn't at least explore other brands. I've previously bought a Hewescraft new and it was a pleasurable experience. I asked for a price list and they sent it to me. I was able to pick my options, discuss some custom stuff, and got a quote. My experience with Wooldridge has been much the same.
However, several other manufacturers and dealers (names not mentioned due to forum policy) I've contacted have been less than helpful. I've called or e-mailed, told them what model I was interested in, and asked for price sheets. Mostly I've been told a base price. When I ask about options the attitude has been, "Tell me what you want and I'll tell you how much it costs." Seriously? You don't know how much it costs to put a head in your boat unless I ask you first? You don't know what you charge for different cabin layouts?
I understand that some custom options are going to require some thought to come up with a price, but standard things heads, stoves, heaters, second stations, windshield fans, etc. it sure seems like they must know in advance how much those cost. Is it some kind of a secret? And how am I supposed to know what options I want if you won't tell me what you offer?