I switched to Honda in 1999 and i have had each n every model of City & Civic brand new since than, except Civic X, but when it comes to steering feel and feedback, 8-th Gen Reborn HPS has no match. Best steering response & feel i have ever experienced with driving any PKDM Honda's.
But if someone can find an EPS with all the right parts in good/genuine condition & a right mechanic to do the swap, difference would be negligible.
BTW, you can get any type of steering response or feel just by reprogramming the EPS ECU, if you can find someone capable enough of doing that(which i highly doubt).
A good read;
Electronic Power Steering Systems - control, sensing and power aspects of EPS | Automotive content from Electronic Design