Yes there is truth to it. I used Dean Farley's Scalar strings, which were great, and his new Snake Oils which are also terrific. Somewhere between those two I ordered some sets of Kendrick nickels and they are right up there with Dean's strings. If there are subtle differences I can't hear or feel them.
I'd used SOB strings for many years but ended up switching over to Kendrick Pure Nickles about three months a go because of all the breakage and shipping problems I had with them.
I've found I actually like the Kendrick strings better, they're very close to SOB's in tone only better balanced and they don't have the breakage problem.