I agree with what you said but you are wrong about the Joyo. A boutique pedal builder literally bought a batch of Joyo pedals, repainted the boxes and covered the circuit board with nail varnish/goo to cover up the Joyo name. They sold for $250 and gear heads were cueing up to buy them, apparently they were as close to a dumble tone as you can get. Now here's the kicker, people noticed the similarity to Joyo pedals and started to take them apart. Lo and behold, once they removed the goo from the circuit board, the Joyo name and model number was clear for all to see. I know far eastern pedal makers often clone boutique pedals but in this case that's not what happened. The boutique builder literally just re badged Joyo's products. I won't link the boutique builder but if you Google a bit you'll find hundreds of posts about this with disassembly pictures. It caused outrage at the time and pretty much finished off that pedal builder, the used prices plummeted and Joyo finally got the recognition they deserved. It raises a strong psychological point about branding though. How can a pedal go from 'ok for the money' to the 'best drive pedal available and the closest to the elusive dumble tone' with just a link of paint, some nail polish and a whole lot of snake oil?