This is the stuff I got at Phalanx recently. I am glad to say that the burnt rotten mackeral smell caused by the laser cutting process has dwindled away since they were removed from the zip lock bag. Until it's gone they will have to live in the garage.
Although I have painted the bases I have left the fences they way the were when I got them. They have a nice treated wood look.
The shorter sections are not so hot. As they don't have as many points of contact as the larger sections they are a little loose. They are fine with a bit of glue.
For £8 I would say that it was a pretty good deal.