Going back to the original post, say if I have cash to burn, thinking of paying $1,389 for a 2012 Chen Sheng LBZ, I might add 20% more to have one of this instead.http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1.w4-18054235476.7.pSyCac&id=22788992108
Only problem would be sourcing a legit version of this won't be easy.
I don't know what is the 2012 CS LBZ like, but I could tell you the 2002 Cha Wang is much much better than the 2008 CS LBZ. I can't imagine the 2012 CS LBZ would be any better than the 2008 version. However, I don't have any samples left of either of them now.
But have to be fair, I would think even the CS LBZ still better than any recent Douji BZ.