I guess if I was a framer on a crew, I might consider a fancy hammer like a Stiletto or Hard Core but for sure there would be real tears of grief when it gathered up legs and wandered down the street. This makes an Estwing $20-$30+/- hammer look very nice. If I worked mostly alone in a shop or with my few regular co-workers or employees, then the expensive hammers would be an asset.
Hammer choice - I have an Estwing, really don't care much for it as it just doesn't 'feel right'. The fiberglass handled Stanley is worse. My favorite - one that I gave my father in law, a builder - and when he passed away, got back, a Stanley with a full rounded steel shaft. I grab it probably 75% of the time. The head has been trued a few times, possibly almost to the end of heat treatment, but since it's not being used in the building trade any longer, don't see much problem unless it starts chipping.
Quando omni flunkus, moritati (When all else fails, play dead - R Green)