There's too much hype behind the different 'levels' of SSL. They are all the same, as long as you get one that is trusted by browsers. I paid $9.95 for my most recent StarterSSL
cert, via my server account at The Planet. Retail is $49 I believe. I think the only thing different about this cert is that my company info is not listed in it, only a link to a website that contains my company info. Doesn't matter to me, as long as my customers see the lock and yellow address bar, that's enough for me. Nobody looks at a cert's details.