I wouldn't put a fork in the comparison yet.
Like a good pair of shoes or boots, you have to use a brush several times before it hits its stride.
I'm surprised you find the Envy White so similar to the Maggard knot. Mine are different.
The current batch must be different than the Envy White brushes I have from last year+.
I'm interested that you measured how much they bloomed. I've noticed some brushes do so more than others but have never found a strong correlation between the amount a brush spreads out and blooms with how it performs.
I found the Maggard knot to be much nicer ,The EWS was not what I expected at all . The Maggard and the Vigshaving are the two knots that are similar. And like you and Jay said ,Time will be the true test as it is with everything .