The original reference
Chinese aluminium & plastic crap vs Chicago mahogany craftsmanship... it's a no-brainer.
generalises - saying it isn't so, doesn't stop it from being so!!

Perhaps being from Australia, English isn't your primary language?
- how in any way is that relevant to anything at all? Do you suggest that a plausible argument can ONLY be made in English by a native speaker of the language? That's really odd.