I don't think I understand the enthusiasts comment: There's no way to discover if a set is of enthusiast-level interest without enthusiast input. Besides, even the most die-hard of us sometimes want the low-end lawnmower for the rocky lawn. (Think kids rooms).
As far as the Chinese thing goes---yeah I've read that it is a fully Chinese brand. But what that truly means is anyone's guess, because the various panel lotteries pull from manufacturers all over the place. I haven't been able to find any avsforum-quality reviews of the TCL stuff anywhere.
And I sort of like the display just for display purposes idea. Hundreds of dollars not wasted on WiFi and Apps that can be better handled externally perhaps.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. Unless, of course, it's to keep someone from creating a phone video in portrait mode, in which case it's a pretty good first step. Portrait mooks: KNOCK IT OFF.