Doesn't sound like a bad price, but I have never used recovered lumber before either. I watched a show once where Norm Abram did and there was a lot of nail holes and stuff. Personally I thought Norm could have chosen his pieces better, but he chose to bowtie the defects which I did not care for.
Still there is no getting away from the fact that the wood has character. We have old houses here that having floor boards and stuff 2 feet wide and made out of Pumpkin Pine,or what amounts to Virgin Pine from before the settlers landed. The grain is amazing. So tight it took a magnifying glass to see the lines. That is amazing for Eastern White Pine. I bet this wood is the same way.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"