I found their marketing suspect, and I was dubious. When I saw a giveaway for a set of TS pickups, I entered on a whim, and, surprisingly, I won. I got the set, and they're quite good. I have no qualms about playing them and I like them a lot. I have no financial investment in them, and no emotional investment in them. However, when asked I have been hesitant to say what brand they are, and even when I've done so I felt I had to mention the marketing. It's a lot to overcome in a world where countless builders exist and offer more disclosure with fewer mysteries.
Thanks for your insight, ten day old account.