I just picked up a high CRI Quark mini CR2, and I have to say I love it. I know it's not as bright, not that I have a normal mini to compare it to, but the colour of the light is so much nicer on the eyes than the white LED lights I have.
Looks like I'm converted.
The problem I now have, is I am finding the mini CR2 a little thick and heavy, I used to use an ITP A3 EOS, which was a nicer width, but somewhat longer. So what I need is something the width of a AAA light, and the length and brightness of a CR2, and in high CRI. Sadly the only options there I'm aware of are a touch out of my price range.