I know you hate Anovos with a passion but I don't find this statement to be true. I have 2 of the first $350 kits and 2 of the first Shadow trooper kits. It was an easy build to 501st Centurion standards. I am an ANH TK and my wife is a shadow and we have been trooping in regularly for a few years now without a single crack or issue. I have done charity walks and filming for LFL in mine and it has been more than durable and is very accurate. I know lots of other troopers have built them to Centurian standards and are really happy with them.A lot of people have been complaining about the Anovos suits in the various costuming groups. Basically really thin material, cracks easily, cheap all around.
$350 sounds great, until you realize you get what you pay for.
I will say that I don't have any love for Anovos at this point and they are overpriced at over $1k but to say they are cheap junk kits is not accurate in my opinion.