I am now an expert on hiking poles. After leaving my Leki Super-Makalus in a parking lot, I replaced them with Masters Kompressors, and can compare the two.
If you want "Cadillacs", get the Super-Makalus; you can't beat them if you don't mind the price or especially if you can find them on sale. The paint job is extremely durable, the compression is adjustable, and the cork grips are nice. One drawback is although the poles retract in three sections, fully-retracted they are still 33", which is a little long.
If you want "Ford F-150s", get the Masters Kompressors. I just used them in the Wind River Mountains, and they served me well. They do not have adjustable compression, the paint job is not as durable as the Lekis, and they do not have cork grips, but they are worthy, cheaper, and retract to 28".
I replaced the Super Makalus with the Kompressors because the Kompressors basically have the same features minus the adjustable compression and the cork grips and can be found for $50 cheaper. I do have to admit that I believe the Lekis are a bit better built, but will be able to say more about build quality after I have taken the Kompressors out a few more times.