Played?...not really there weren't many produced. not sure is USA but only 30 of them in Canada
Price? maybe it was expensive for salomon to make a suit but not mass produce it.
Popular? Yea maybe thats why people think its played? Seriously not many people have gotten to ride a season with it unless they're hooked up by salomon. Its more popular not played. People want it, cant afford it, and there arent enough for everyone.
poll holders? kinda handy is you dont like them just unclip them.