The Mayware is an excellent tonearm for high compliance cartridges. It cannot be compared to arms in the 1-1.5K range as none of them have that low an effective mass, with the exception of the Morch arms with the lightest arm tubes. The Mayware is a good arm, which the market values correctly at around $300.00 to $400.00. So, it is roughly comparable to a Rega arm, while sounding completely different and working with different cartridges.
The club foot of the Mayware is the plastic holder for the anti-skate and cueing. The plastic gets brittle and cracks. I had one made out of metal to get around this.
All in all, if you intend to use very high compliance cartridges this is a fine arm. If you want to go in a different direction, look elsewhere.