Nope. Would you rather have someone who's career is manufacturing make your board, or someone that thought It'd be cool to make boards?
The chinese factories pump out waaay more boards and thus the people have run that many more through their hands. The automation is more acurate than a human can be.
This isn't to say that NS, Signal, Mervin, etc. aren't putting out quality products with good finishes. But you'll find more minor issues with more hands on production boards than those with a little more automation.
Then why is NS the only company to offer a 3 year warranty....