I've been looking at getting some decent cantilever brakes and thought about getting some Paul Neo-Retros (though I don't even have a frame yet) but I don't want to destroy my budget (considering I'd rather spend more on a nice frame). I've heard good things about Avid Shorty 4s, but I'm wondering if I spend an extra $30 for a set (front and rear) then I'll end up with something much better.
What do you think? I'm interested in hearing your experience with all sorts of cantilever brakes (Paul, Cane Creek, Avid, Shimano, Tektro, Oryx etc.).