Trust me bro, I told you on facebook and am about to tell you on ns.
If your guanna throw down don't get bc bindings I have seen to many of them blow up in my life to know that there shit if your not skiing bc 90% of the time. They just can't take the day to day impacts of hardpact, cliffs and booters located in bounds
obviously, thats not the purpose of touring bindings.
to the OP, yes trekkers are cheaper, but they suck. you are MUCH better off investing in a real touring setup. also, be prepared, barons are HEAVY. if you are gonna be jumping off stuff they are the way to go, they are about as burly as touring bindings get, but they are no fun if you are going on long tours. however for sidecountry trips and whatnot, and in terms of strength they are ideal. just rather hefty.
there's a certain point where it neither looks good nor functions properly...that's when you know you look steezy - no_steeze