A few questions...
How high can YOU get with a set of 3 sticks?
What did you pay?
What accessories did YOU also get for your sticks?
A gy on AT did a side by side on Muddy and LW a while back. They were set at a 19 inch gap. I do about 24 inch gap sometimes more depending on clothing.
One thing to remember is that when you buy a package of LW sticks you get three sticks and when you buy Muddy sticks you get four sticks. The first photo shows the overall height side by side between the two. The LW made it about 13' from the ground to the top step. The Muddy sticks made it about 13'6" from the ground to the top step.
You have to remember though you have to use an extra Muddy stick to get the same height as LW. So no matter the height compared the muddy setup will always be 2.5 pounds heavier.. However i think it's a trade off. The Cam rope lock system on muddy is super fast, hassle free, no metal to clang, no strap to goober around with etc. The sticks are shorter. Meaning I can get them in some nasty crooked trees and trees with limbs all over etc. They also have steps on both sides, top and bottom. Much easier to stand with both feet at the same level when hanging sticks and the stand, than it is to stand with one up high and one down low. And since they only have one step on a side it's not like you can switch easy if one gets tired.. IMO the extra 2.5 pounds is well worth it.
With my five sticks at a 24 inch gap i can get right at the 20-21 foot mark measured from the stand platform.
If I was to do the same gap with a set of 4 LW Sticks. It's also right in the 20-21 area.. 2.5 pounds lighter than the muddy.. Same height, but not as versatile, or Cadillac esq.. lol