If you've ever owned a TRUE, you'd see why so many people lap them. Thermalright's heatsinks are awesome, but their bases are meh.
Agreed, mine was like just terrible. The TRUE's performance is pretty mediocre unless it's lapped. Even the TRUE black isn't any better, you would have thought that if they are going to make people pay extra just for a colour, the base would be at least a little better.