Myself, I'm pretty fond of the Line Audio CM3 and Oktava MK012 when if comes to lower budget microphones! I don't really like the...um, let's call it "grayness" of the Röde-line (a matter of taste though, mind you). Though also a colder mic than the CM3 and 012, I also like the old AKG CK1, which is sold as CK451 now. Allegedly the same mic (haven't tried the remake yet) a the CK1, but not modular. The CK1 was actually the capsule.
The CM3 has an extremely rich sound for a microphone that cheap, it's virtually flat, except a slight roll-off in the treble, making it a little dull raw, but including absolutely everything for easy enhancing of the treble and highest mid. Not an Earthworks, but for one tenth of the price, who cares? ;-)
The Oktava MK012 is a modular set, and I actually uses mine (a full 6 capsule stereo-matched set complete with two 10dB pads and un-damped holders in a beautiful wooden box) together with two Line Audio-shockmounts (the best I've seen, not counting Rycote, for these kinds of microphones) frequently to record ambiances! Sure, it's pretty far from an as detailed a sound as my Sennheiser MKH-series or DPA, but as it's quite frankly my only stereo-pair to date, I've found enough great use of it to actually use the characteristics when doing a more three-dimensional sound!