This questioned has surely been asked and answered many times but I thought I should ask the opinion of some true experts, I hope. My brother has bad-mouthed Honda 4-strokes MXers since day-one and I have argued with him a number of times about this. He says that the CRF 250 is about one step worse than those $300 Chinese scooters that you see around town, and that the cylinder head in particular is crap, and that is why they are relatively cheap. I say that the valve issues are usually caused by idiots not keeping up with their oil and filter maintenance. So many industry people state that the Honda build quality is tops in the business and the engineering is solid...even the folks at MXA gang that have bashed Honda for many years state that the CRF is the safest bet to have if you are modding a bike out. My brother is a KTM Kool-Aid drinker since like 2002 and thinks the skies parted and God sent down this super-awesome orange motorcycle and it is always perfect, so his view is quite clouded. So...what is your opinion on the CRF? Solid reliability or a turd in the punchbowl?