I was thinking the same thing regarding Gyangs comment but its no biggie - we might also be fighting a bit of a language barrier as well. Interestingly enough, when it came to 'personal preference' you would be amazed at how similar the choices were between some fairly trained ears. I think we did a fairly good job in keeping the right controls in place to make sure we had reasonably accurate test results.
What I would question is did you do a blind listening test OR did you know what mics you were listening to as were listening to them? This will have a big impact on your test results. As ridicoulous as it all sounds, I found myself rooting for certain mics. You have to make sure to take all emotional attachments out of the equation, I really wanted the Korby's to sound the best they just didn't to my ears and many others that listened to the tests.
I should mention that there were a list of honorable mentions for me (in no particular order); M149, M147, Rode K2
and the Telefunken USA 251.
I own a pair of R122's and we tried it on vocals but it was so far off the mark we didn't even bother. I beleive we only tried it on the female vocal, it just never made it to the male vocal test because we didn't think it was the right mic for the test. I also have a boat load of dynamics that we didn't try but we were mainly trying to test Vocal orientated condensor mics.
I agree, if you notice in my initial response my top two choices were around the grand mark. I got my Charter Oak for excatly a $1000 USD and the Rode Classi II you can probably find around the $1100-$1200 mark on Ebay. I am not saying to run out and buy it now but definitely check them out.
Over and out !