The Spektrum DX5e just arrived, nice little unit, I'd consider it "good value" for the price of $149 since it includes the receiver as well. This really is very much your JR Quattro type replacement except it has v-mix and the 5th channel. No real adjustments on it other than trims, makes you feel a bit powerless compared to things like the X2720 and X2610, though again, for the price it's good.
Nice to see these things using only 4 cells, makes it a lot cheaper for me on the Ni packs (Enerloops etc).
Everything thus far as gone well, binding occured immediately and the initial tests show that the LMAs do indeed work fine when plugged in the gear switch, next step is to try other areas