Sadly, you will find them in every hobby that involves cash being exchanged for gear. Initially, I also believe there was a guerilla campaign being waged by 'name' manufacturers against anything coming out of China - given that a lot of their own gear is now manufactured in the same factories, I believe (hope ?) that trend may be on the way out.
My perception now is that the remaining 'hi end' is seriously high-end : hand-made components milled out of a single hunk of aluminium by the last Swiss craftsmen on earth etc. Even with a flagging Euro, the sticker price on some of that kit makes me giddy, but I'm sure Ferrari owners don't glance at the Hyundai in the lane next to them and think 'Wow - I'll bet that represents fantastic VFM !'.
Unfortunately, there are still some in the forum who still look down on Chinese-based gear. A shame really, there is some really nice gear coming out of there. I seems Chinese manufacturers have to shed that old reputation just as Japanese manufacturers did in the 1970's and 80's.