I guess what we are talking here is beauty vs function vs price. I have a Chinese made Egyptian and it works just fine. I don't get increased satisfaction from looking at it though. When I look at my KMs I enjoy things just a little more
This same discussion can take place about anything. I also like road cycling and have several bikes. I have a mass produced Look 585 with full Campy Record that is just great and a full custom hand built Ruegamer from Ruesports with Record. When I'm on that thing I just love it. Does it ride better than the Look? Probably not but I get goosebumps every time someone comments on that bike.