Somehow it feels atm that SSD tech is moving backwards a bit. Rather than move to higher capacities at the same price points (or allow a natural price lowering to occur over time as tech evolves), the industry is trying to sell products that are worse than previous designs just to get sales at lower price levels and drive volume. Not impressed. Stick to better designs and better reliability, it's worth the extra cost.
I've used the cheap TLC drives from ADATA and Mushkin to refurbish old machine and as secondary storage for games. For those types of usages, I think they're perfect! But as a primary drive in a new build, I agree, get something better!