I think it was unnecessarily harsh on CenterPoint, which includes a fairly broad range of models. I have a couple-three that have served their purpose very well.
Suggestion that if we are going to make qualitative claims about brands, that you include some actual specifics to back the judgement. Centerpoints are heavy, and the cheapest ones are, well, cheap, but they make a few variable models that hit squirrels and hold together on springers at a very affordable price.
I would pick them over "Bariskas" any day.