The new shafts don't have German CVs for $75 each, Gordon, since the Lobro CV joints are more than that for one (without shaft, or boots).
With the increased strain on the joints from the "butterflied" shafts, I'd never use Chinese CVs. I'd greatly prefer almost worn out German to brand-spankin' new Chinese.
There are places I don't care about EMPI "value engineering" (the boots, for example). This is not one of them.