These questions keep popping up, and it really isn't much of an issue, especially not at a level where your kiting is going to be astronomically effected by the kite.
From the 2002 kites, all of the new kites are pretty good. Obviously, next year they get better, but ANY, and by these I mean 90% of the medium to low aspect kites is going to suffice for your skill level, and by the time you are ready to move on, you will probably be ready to replace the kite irrespective of what brand it is.
If you go for a Toro, Cabrinha CO2, Airrush ATV, Naish Aero, Wipika Hydro, etc it is honestly not going to effect your performance until you reach pro level, so for the moment, it comes down to personal preference. The durability is obviously an issue, and most of the newer kites are pretty durable.(North kites are well known for this as well)
Even at pro level, it is difficult to say the X2 is better than the Black Tip is better than the Airblast etc when every comp you have a different company taking honours. All the top kites are gonna do the job, and its your skill thats gonna take you places at the end of the day.
Get the Toro and get kiting