I have a lot of experience with the Bandits and also the Rebels.
Actually never had any issues with my Bandit 6 and got a lot of sessions with it, on the other hand my Rebel 2013 was used half as the Bandit and the depower is a lot more worn out + the stitches are starting to show wear on the LE.
Got to test the Blade Fat Lady a few times and loved it. For it's size and power it is a very nice kite and a lot of fun too.
IMHO a sub 10k kite is rare and usually has to be bigger than 17m + Foil is preferred.