I have an el cheapo Harbor Freight auto-darkening helmet that I've used for quite a few years. It works ok. I wanted a better one and bought a Miller helmet. I hate it. I constantly get bright,.blinding flashes with it. I've actually gone back to the HF helmet. Is there a decent helmet out there for the occasional user like me that can be had for a reasonable price. Also, FWIW, I have a tough time seeing anything I'm welding even with the shade turned to 9.