Gents, don't take it personally. It's one of those things where the legions of airsofters and posers see LEAF pricing, which is reduced pricing for people doing the job the clothing is designed for. Said "window lickers", a term I think we all support for said posers, then call retailers and Arcteryx asking for pricing that is solely for those on the job. I know because I work closely with Arcteryx, I work for Grey Group, and am a professional user of LEAF gear so I see it on all sides.
Note that John did not say everyone who didn't wear the stuff on DA missions is a window licker. He said that the guys the gear is designed for get the good pricing, as it should be.
Everyone else just has to pay retail. If you're not a window licker, then the comment does not apply to you. If you need it to perform your duties in the .mil/LE you get pricing that they are not obligated to offer. If you just want it...full price.
TAD is cool, if you want Condor at Arcteryx prices. I would encourage anyone who thinks there are better options or value in outdoor gear to seek out your region's Arcteryx rep and find out what goes into that jacket versus some sweat shop knockoff of a decade old TNF jacket.