This is going to be a personal thing that you'll have to sort out I think. It is a stress to find that right after you buy something there is the top of the line on clearance, no doubt. If you can afford to part with the extra 60 quid why not; but then it is $60. The Light Speed will definitely have a higher 'Zoot Factor' when other guys see it but is it really better.......these are the things we wrestle with in this life.
Zoot is what we used to call unnecessary modifications to 'Downhill' mountain bikes back in the day. The mod didn't make you a better downhiller but they made your ride look more manly. It's kinda the same deal with fishing gear