I wont buy anything made in china unless its the last option.
Products made in china are made to break so you by them again. Slave labor producing crap goods is not something i support.
But boards like my Rome that was made in Austria and others in Europe and America that make quality stuff, is their really a difference when it comes to the close details like i said above in the OP.
I don't know if i would be able to tell the difference if i rode Burtons best or Romes best. So does it even matter what you buy. (remember im NOT buying chinas garbage)
There are a number of made in China boards that I would ride over US, Canadian, or Austrian made decks. Made in China doesn't mean that it isn't good, trust me.