It's more than just a "made in china" thing, Lodge is simply better quality. When I first started out, I bought other brands because they were cheaper but ended up replacing them with Lodge because I wasn't happy with them, so ended up spending more money in the long run.
Here's what I post on my blog, (http://ramblingsoncastiron.blogspot.com
) as far as brands go:
Griswold and Wagner are best, but are no longer made and expensive.
Lodge is best on the market today. Old Mountain is a step down from Lodge, but is still pretty good. Camp Chef/Sante Cabin/Cabela's are a step down from Old Mountain, but will serve their purpose, and is minimum quality I would buy.
I don't know Maca brand so I can't judge its quality. And other brands like Le Creuset who only sell enameled cast iron, I don't have any enameled so can't judge its quality.
Everything else, stay away from. (Bayou Classic, Heuck, Norpro, Universal Housewares, etc)
So, camp chef is not a brand to avoid if price is your only factor. It will work. Lodge you'll probably be happier with in the long run.