I actually ended up going the custom route because i calculated that tips were gonna cost me about $150/year...and that was being generous with the time frame with which the tips are useful in a live sound monitoring situation. So rather than Comply continue to garner my patronage at a fairly constant rate every year, they now will have extrememly limited cashflow from my bank account. In fact, since i'll be using custom monitors now, they only reason i would even need to get more tips would be if for some reason my customs were having some work done.
Comply tips, for me, are not a viable option; and it's a dang shame too, they're a good product. They just don't have the lifespan an actual working musician needs. I can't be worrying about my seal on stage man.