There's *cheaper* paint then there's just plain *cheap* paint. My Klein Pulse has the latter. Don't get me wrong, I love the way it rides and handles, but the paint is horrible. I missing large portions of paint in the BB and chainstay area. I asked a Trek shop about a repaint and learned it would cost me nearly $400. I'll keep it like it is.
Loyal Klein fans did not readily accept Kleins built in Waterloo with comparatively cheap paint jobs (just about any production paint job was cheap compared to a Klein).