I never thought of CT as ho-hum. I guess it depends on your sense of style. And the CT fabrics are very nice IMO. The non-iron shirts are great. I wash, hang dry, and wear. No touch ups, and the shirts look good. It's especially nice when you are traveling and can't press your shirts.
The shirts are TTS based on the online fit chart. If you know your measurements, then you will have a reasonable idea of the fit before you order.
Having said that, I just placed an order for MTM shirts and a sports jacket from a local tailor. I used my CT shirt as an example of my "best fit". Other than sleeve length, the tailor told me that the CT is a very good fit (for me anyway). My sleeve length falls on the half inch and I was too cheap to pay for the sleeve alteration. No shame on my part.
After spending considerable time being measured and discussing the fit of my current dress shirts, I can't imagine ordering MTM online. That's me, however. I know many of you have been successful ordering MTM online.