i have a one cheap tradition judo weave single rolled in it for allmost 3years, it's alot softer now then when i first got because of the pilling (sp?)
I traded that in for a gold weave double 2years ago and i'm happy soft comfortable, and durable.
here is my understanding
traditional singles, are light cheap and are durable, but feel rough on the inside.
gold weave singles are light, a bit more comfortable (softer feel) and still durable if they are more or less durable then traditional singles who knows, but they tend to be more expensive.
traditional doubles depending on the weight and cut, can feel stiff, course and heavy, but they are durable and a pain for your training partners to deal with.
gold weave doubles tend to be the middle weights as not to many manufacturers produce this weave in weights above 750grams, they seem to be soft and comfortable compared to the traditional double weaves, it's hard to compare price as there isn't much of these on the market compare to heavy judo gis.
but i think the biggest difference comes from the cut, and the workmanship. if i see a gi get ripped it normally happens at a seam. i think if you want durability and longevity in a fabric then the heavy weight double weaves would be the way to go as they way cotton and will take longer to break down.