I ordered 2 UV-3r 2 watt hh duel bands. I am very happy with the performance. I can reliably hit the repeaters with decent audio. I have 2 Icoms and the Baofengs are not the same class. (Acually easier to program). But they are $50.00.
The radios were purchased for hamfests, and to track down the GF at the mall (or wally world).
I think China is going to enter the Ham radio market in a big way.