I don't think you can just blur them altogether and just say all brands have had some issues so they are all the same. Canyon has a huge amount of issues with many dis-satisfied customers, some had to rely on their credit card protection to get their money back and even legal methods but most it was just hassle. There has even been at least one Canyon ex-employee saying how dishonest the company is and that many of the bikes are fully manufactured in the far east and shipped from there and many of the marketing claims are false. If you ever see a picture of Quest Composites its a real low end facility with people sitting on small tables assembling carbon fibre components with incorrectly fitting hair nets so easy for particles to get into the carbon fibre as its being made and these are images promoted by the Quest Composite company themselves. See if I can find the image. I mean how on earth is that hairnet on the woman in the foreground going to protect particles getting into the CF as she makes those forks? One particle can cut into the carbon fibre as its repeatedly flexed in use causing a failure point in the future perhaps after a few thousand miles. Same factory also makes many Trek CF frames and probably other brands too. CF forks are one of the most dangerous components on a bike after the tyres and tubes. A failure with CF forks can easily kill the cyclist more so than a frame failure.
It maybe contraversal but the OP is kind of right with entry level full suspension. I'm on a hardtail but collectively they are cheaper without the component of rear. Myself, looking to upgrade eventually from a Voodoo bizango (which I have specced out to its limit now) I was literally going to do what I did with the bizango, which was go off again what MBR had rated as the best. So this year it would be the YT Jeffesy comp (not that I have ever seen a large frame in stock) but this discussion had opened my eyes to disadvantage to direct sale brands if you have a problem & that these reviewers don't look into the longevity of the bike. Then bricks and mortar bought bikes are slightly higher price (unless there's a sale) comparing specs for money but you have a base to go back too. Definitely need to research before you buy & know the market
£1900 bike being described as entry level. Love it (lol)
I got mine for £1100 too! :D