We sell many Werner's as well as AT's. To be honest, we do not really see more returns from one brand. AT as of recent, has been doing a great job with warranties. The Super Light is a great paddle.
One thing that I would consider is the wait time for a custom offset. Werner is much quicker. They can whip out a custom offset small shaft paddle in 5 days. Plus, they are located in the PAC NW, so drop shipping to you would be very quick. Sounds like you need it quickly, and AT is 4-6 weeks, so they are out....
The Double Diamond small shaft bent - is a sick paddle. Foam core, Dynell tip and smooth like a hot knife though butter.
I am not a small paddler, but I have been loving the Sho-Gun (Stikine is smaller model). I dig it for play boating too. Powerful strokes but still smooth and able to make quick moves. I have a 15 degree offset...love it.
If u need it by the end of month - you could have one for sure...keep in mind 5 days lead time and then time for shipping to you (3-4 days tops)...