i once owned a mij dinky ex......IT WAS OUTSTANDING! By way of comparison to the new mij ones though, they just dont seem to be as nice. that said each to his own. Have seen some great looking ibz from the korean factory the rg350, s370 and the earlier rg320fa are spectacular for the cash and are hard to fault!
Well i dont think the quality is going to get better unless you spend alot more cash... I bought a $1000 Schecter and had to send it back.... I bought a jem for $2160 and had to send it back.. the quality was not much better then the $100 and $200 guitars i have bought...maybe i got 1 in a thousand with a problem.. dunno.