Some great mic's there in this list!
I guess it is one thing to use a preamp on a cheaper microphone but it is another to capture a quality signal/recording with that preamp.
I have heard the Neumann TLM103 Sound rubbish when the person recording it used terrible 'technique' in both the recording 'zone' and signal path.
Pre's are good but a wiser beginning would be to use correct and appropriate technique in the placing of mics on the sound source.
I LOVE the Sm57 and i believe it to be an awesome mic that can capture some great sound.
Samson, t.bone, Behringer and MXL do produce reasonable quality for a cheap price with obviously some sounding better than others.
All the best