I'm a grad student living on loans, so keep that in mind when I say...it's EXPENSIVE. No lie there, you'll pay a pretty penny.
Now onto the fine points: it's worth it! I was looking for a jacket that would 1. serve as a weather-proof barrier between me and the elements, 2. be easy to clean and last a long time, and 3. look great. I'm a student, and in the winter time I'm always freezing. This coat is an excellent choice, because I can wear both the liner and shell into the school, but leave the shell in my locker and just wear the liner to class. The omni-heat lining is amazing, where I used to have to layer on a ton of tops to keep warm, I can throw on a t-shirt and the liner and stay warm all day. It looks great on, too. It's form fitting, and runs a tiny bit small, but I say that because I'm used to jackets that fit an undershirt, t-shirt, and a hoodie underneath. Honestly, you won't need all those layers with this bad boy :)
It's easy to wash, just wash on a light cycle and dry in dryer for about 20 minutes. Also, take the shell and liner apart. That makes the drying time shorter.
Also, I'm an hourglass figure, and sometimes, finding a jacket in the right length and fit is tough. Trust me, you'll want to wear the liner everywhere, because it looks great. The liner and shell look good together, but the liner looks super awesome with a pair of jeans. PLUS, the thumb holes keep cold air from entering your sleeve. It makes a world of difference.
Awesome, awesome, awesome! A family member recommended Columbia's Omni-heat line (her jacket is a few years old and still looks brand new) and I'm so glad she did. I'm thrilled with this jacket!