Carmeli is the best bang for your buck, lambros makes a good cue too but once you get past the plain janes his work gets expensive, you can get a nice 6 point Carmeli for much less than you would get for a pointed lambros cue.
Carmeli cues play great, very consistent from cue to cue, unlike many other cue makers
Can you explain why you came to the decision that you did?
I recently played/practiced with a different cue than I used in tourneys and the results in the tourneys were not good. It took me a few racks to get used to the swap and by then I was sitting in the losers bracket.
Maybe you can transition without it affecting you and you made a good choice on cues. I hope you enjoy them.
I'm hoping The hit on both of Them are similar to the Predators ( not much adjustment) as that's what I've been using for the last dozen yeas or so. Different makers predator shafts. Full predators for about 8 years or so
I don't want to take the Lambros to my local pool hall.
I'll use it at home mostly. Nearer to tournaments I'll shoot more with the lambros