I had owned airsoft of many brands, and I only prefer to play airsoft in their stock condition. Ares is the brand which offers unique models e.g. DSR 1, w2000, TAR, M200, SL8, with fair performance out of the box, and pretty good craftsmanship.
And the price of their recent release has gone down quite a bit. So with so many unique models and offers, I disagree with any conclusive negative comment about Ares.
I will certainly add their M3A1 + PPSH to my WW2 arsenal.