I'm changing my argument to, anything under 3 or 4k that is AVCHD sucks. Now everything tape based is the same high quality no matter what price.
I'd say the MPEG-2 35mb/s found on the EX1 and EX3 is the best quality. WAY better than AVCHD.
EX1 is my dream for now.
Correct that, the announced Scarlet is my dream. but a more than likely unreachable one.