Okay, just wanted to know if it was your experience, or just information that was passed on. What went wrong with them? Its kinda a simple device when you think about it, seals,pressure and fluid, so for some it might be worth it, especially if you know a certain seal is prone to leaking, so it can be replaced before its put to use.
I know quality (often) isnt cheap, but theres usually something in between the high end stuff, and the super budget ones. Our dt125r's is a pretty good example of that. They arent exactly top of the pop, but works well enough for us.
A hefty pricetag doesnt always assure you quality, you can find examples of failed magura units aswell, but aftermarked, and the ones that come stock on some bikes.
I like the simplicity of the cable, it the pull is so easy on theese little bikes, with the long stock clutchlevers.
"and I'd rather pay a bit more for a quality reliable product"
"however they are damn expensive at £280+ and the cost of them often does not justify itself."
So which one is it? You say you'd pay more, but also that the expensive ones isnt worth it.