It's amazing how everyone knocks the stuff from China. I cant wait till Edge moves there production overseas and it will be all peaches and cream. Ive seen everything break it does not matter the name or the origins of the product.
Nobody is knocking anything because it's 'from China'. Some of the best bike parts in the world come from China, some of the worst crap in the world does too.
The problem is with unbranded parts coming from unverifiable sources. Is it a reliable component that has been designed to do the intended job, QC'd and warrantied by a legally established company? Or is it a guy who found a factory who makes things in the shape people want, out of the material people want and is selling them for a great mark-up on the internet?
A wheel made by Easton is a very different product than a wheel than 'a wheel that was made in the same factory as Easton'. One of those is verifiable, the other, not at all.
There's just no way to know what you're going to get. When you're going down a hill at 50 mph, it's nice to know that your equipment is up to the job.