My "wegie" is top show quality, so he cost quite a bit more than a pet would, but I think pets cost about the same as Ragdolls (give or take..).
My Riley is a big love bug. But he hates to be held. But Riley is really sweet! He's constantly purring and kneading around us and loves to be near us and cuddly. He's a very big guy at around 17 or so pounds (not fat). His fur is really thick and gets really, really thick in the winter time!
Now wegies and Maine Coons have similar personalities (though, I think MCs are a bit sillier!). NFCs normally aren't as large as MCs, but definitely are big. MCs have a long rectangular body, whereas NFC have a shorter "square" body (still large, just not as long...).
Riley (my NFC) is all the other kitties favorite cat. He's the one everyone LOVES to cuddle with! And he's the one that takes every newbie under his wing.
When I decided I wanted a NFC I found a breeder in Chicago. I had pick of 3 brothers and I flew up there to meet them. Riley let me know that I wasn't picking them...HE was picking me! He was purring, kneading, giving love bites, and hi-fiving me...his brothers didn't stand a chance with that hamming it up!
Through my cat showing I've made other friends that breed NFCs, and I've loved all their cats too. So, yeah, I think it's a great breed.