@Nithsdale Farmer I just bought the ridgeline monsoon elite smock on ebay for £130, and so far I am really happy with it, it's really comfy and feels light when it's on, with good pockets, it's nice and long so great for sitting on wet bike seats! not really tested the water proofness yet but it has a 10,000 hydrostatic bead, so should be very good. Don't think you will regret spending a bit more, I have 2 friends that have had them for over 3 years, and they are still going strong! I would like to see the monsoon elite 2 smock in the flesh, too see if its worth the £190. I also have a pintail and would say its not in the same league for work.
At that price you'll have bought the Monsoon Classic, not the elite?
I have a (old) Ridgeline Pintail, it was good but the cheaper Riverside I have currently is definitely better. Like you I found the Ridgeline very comfy and light to wear, nice and warm too.
How do you feel the sizing? Going by the Ridgeline website the size guide says I need an extra small t-shirts, jumpers etc I'm 38-40" chest, XS is 110cm chest which is 43 inch which should be about right for a fleece under it