Ok, my 2pence worth.
I finish building a Isla bike for someone the other day and they a very nice bike, light and well built.
I also do a lot of Bikeability with kids so I do see a lot of crap out there, but also some nice bikes.
BUT the THING that really Boils my Pi** is bikes coming from BIKE SHOPS with BRAKE REACH not SET UP!!!!!!!!
99% of brakes (cable) come with some sort of reach adjustment, wind the bloody things IN and re adjust the brakes, it's not hard!
It is great to see kids able to reach their brakes, after seeing them strugle it gives them so much more control.
Yes the brake might not be "kids size" levers but with some proper set up/adjustment they will fit most kids reach.
Don't get a full sus kids bike, they very heavy, don't work normall have plastic bushings and wear out in no time at all.