I have smoked great CC's in the past months and never had a problem with them. Not really sure what you mean by yours arent smokeable, I guess it depends on where you got them from in the first place but there are tons of people on here that are perfectly happy with the CC's they smoke. You shouldn't raise or lower your expectations just because you read something on CP.
I smoked a El Ray Del Mundo CS. I forget the box date 2010 or 11. Was told on another forum I need to let them sit longer.....a lot longer. I smoked it anyway and they were right. The Monte 4's were ok but was told the thinner stuff is good to go a lot sooner than the large ring gauge stuff. The H Upman also a 10 or 11 was nothing to get excited about. Cant remember if I smoked a M2, if I did it was nothing to remember. CA, Cigar Afficianado. Not CP, you know they rank it a 92,93,94. Should be worth something. I mean a number like that and you would think the product would look better or be more consistant than a $2 Est. 1844.
I see that box on CL, its got the stickin in the right corner, the box looks right, its got the green stamp on the left, hologram etc. Being that I dont have that box of counterfeits I dont know if the microprinting is any good or how the hologram looks. But all mine are supposed to be good and have the correct markings etc and whats inside about half my stuff makes me wonder. The RA SS's I got look real nice and so do the Dip 2's. Actually the H Upmans look good to, just did not taste that good to me.