Personally, I think things in the US clone market has changed, for the better. Back when Todd was building guns, you "got what you got". I think it is great to hear that Omega is willing to use premium parts for an individual build. Omega also seems much more interested in delivering a quality product. Also with Atlantic backing up the sale with their great reputation for customer service, there is a much greater chance that the customer will receive a quality US build right out of the box. If not Atlantic will make it so.
It seems to me that Omega has had an "uphill climb", as it is my understanding that Todd's brother is now running what had been Todd's clone business and it was renamed Omega. But from what I've seen on this board, the quality of the Omega builds has been overall very good. It certainly hasn't been HK factory quality, but the Omega guns are not HK factory priced. There are certainly many happy customers with southern Asian guns. Between the improved quality of the US clone manufacture. With the modifications that must be done to a southern Asian clone, I don't know as a southern Asian clone is as cost effective as just purchasing a US clone. Certainly if someone wants to make a southern Asian clone sear ready or 922(R) compliant for SBR registration, it can be done. But I think the most cost effective option would be a US clone.