@ Nick Morrison
Unfortunately this appears to be the "big secret" about Tangerene .....no one knows or is to afraid to state a price & also its bloody ridiculous. The various websites all list components but no prices , you get a price by asking for a quote, WTF ! I don't want a house built on a slopping site, I just want a MB ! AND I don't want to be upsold by a salesmen who now has my contact details . In my opinion buy an O'connor at least you can look at their shopping list and budget accordingly & until Tangerene stop being so secretive, they don't deserve the business .
In regards to the Trusmt MB yep its cheap & I imagine works better than the indian versions. There appears to be alot of "price snobs' saying that you should only pay top dollar for something that will last to the next "Ice age." However what many miss is if you don't have the funds right now & you have a job next week that will help get the better MB why not buy the cheaper MB use it until it till falls apart whilst saving for the better one at a latter point in time.
As the O.P. stated there a things to dislike about it but there are also things to like, out side of price. At the end of the day this item mightn't have a big Arri logo on it but it does the job for the dollars. All gear is a compromise one way or another ..........even the super expensive stuff.