The way I look at it, Chinese glass is better than no glass. However HQ American artisan glass is far better than the China glass. I bought a cheap chinese tube for my first glass purchase just to see if I liked vaporbonging. Well, I loved it so much that I invested in some really good American glass and gifted my Chinese tube to my friend who still uses it to this day. But if I couldn't afford high end glass, I would pick up a chinese piece again without hesitation. Because like I said: Chinese glass is better than no glass.