I tried getting into LPD in the past but it didn't stick and I tried again recently and was able to make it work. Don't think they're amazing or anything but I generally like their approach and find it good music to listen to while stoned. Growers for sure so maybe check out one of their albums at some point.
Yeah the top shelf strains are definitely worth the extra $ if you can afford it IMO. Careful though- there were a couple of strains I sampled that got me *too* stoned and had me doing shit like putting a pot on the stove to boil water but forgetting to actually put water in the pot lol