Defiantly want something that isn't too hot. Here in New England it could be 50s in the morning and 90s and humid in the afternoon. And money doesn't really matter but don't want to overspend on gear that isn't any better in quality.What you may want kinda depends on what weather you ride in.
Mesh jackets are nice for warmer weather. Usually they have a waterproof removable liner. With liner and sweatshirt they can be worn with temps in the 50s.
+1 one the protection especially in the back try and get a CE2 certified one. Also Cheap jackets are that for a reason, I've tried that route and you end up regretting it and replacing them every year. Alpinestars are quality products usually (although I do have issues with leaking gore-tex gloves I'm trying to get addressed).If you get it or any jacket for that matter, upgrade the back protector, the shoulder and elbow/forearm armor is Ce rated but the back protector is foam crap.
Seconding this. Got mine on clearance at revzilla for 170. Love it (after getting used to the backwards weirdo euro zipper)