No, no I think the Helios sucks dick (not that I have much room to talk, my favorite vintage is either my Quantaray 75-210 4.5 or my Rokkor 28 3.5). I just thought you sounded very pretentious, which I found unjustified because I can almost guarantee you have no idea what features of a lens MAKE it a good lens. Read me out here, you've still only listed one thing that could MAKE good optics (a flare resistant coating); the other two things you've listed are RESULTANT FROM the quality of the optics. The things I listed above are things that could affect the quality of a lens and the image it produces (element comp, element size, element shape, element spacing, element condition), but I have no idea how the ranges of those features combine to affect image quality. Probably other things could too, but where the lens was made is more a nominal correlate.
I guess yes I did get aperturehurt, but not at you thinking the Helios was a shit lens, but at your likely misunderstanding of your own knowledge of optic mechanics.