I just don't buy the "Babolat makes junk" line. My team is all old guys. They almost all play Babolat. No one has arm problems, and they aren't playing Pure Storms. They're all playing APDs or Pure Drives.
There is a reason Babolat is #1 right now. I don't play with them, but I'm tempted to try. Right now, I'm just too used to softer flexes and smaller heads, but if someone gave me a couple of Babolats to try I'd probably give it a shot and try to find a tension/string that'd work. They are pretty tempting.
By the way, no one on my team complains about quality either.
I have come to the conclusion that I simply don't know what I don't know.