Like you said, I wanted to get a light with a laser on it, but I couldn't spend that kind of money. So I ended up with the TLR-1s. I love it. It's stupid bright and the strobe function is great.
I bought two Nebo brand lights with strobe function from Wal-Mart, but they were both DOA. You get what you pay for. One great light is better than two non functioning ones....