The authentic is... well, it works, and it isn't horrible. That shouldn't be the best you can say for a "high end" atty. It shouldn't be the best a Canadian can say about a Canadian "high end" atty, but it is. Maybe it's a lot less disappointing if you only pay $15 for it.

There are mainstream Chinese-made drippers that are as good as or better than the O-atty X, and clones of other "high end" drippers that are far better and just as cheap. Unless you're after this thing for the looks, there are better choices you could make.