I'm an Istanbul Agop, Bosphorus, Dream player mostly but I picked up a Paiste Masters 22 thin muli-cymbal last year and it's fantastic. Using it as a right side crash and occasional ride. I do understand what you're saying. Paiste has always sounded too shimmery and glassy to my ears but I feel that they really got it right with the Masters series. Super even across the frequency spectrum and cuts through nicely in recording.