I've never been much of a fan of Harbor Freight.
Perhaps I'm a bit old fashioned but to me it seems that nice tools can be an end in themselves.
Folks collect tools just like they collect art or guns or antiques. And one advantage to collecting tools is you can use them to get your tractor running or build a deck on your house or a piece of furniture.
I think your tools say a lot about who you are.
Some folks when they take vacation will jump on a plane so they can get there quickly.
I would rather take Amtrack where the ride is half the fun.
Or like using my old scythe. I know that a gas powered string trimmer will do more work faster than my scythe will. But I do get a bit of satisfaction from cleaning up the weeds around buildings and trees with it.
And I've never had anyone stop and ask about a string trimmer. But I've had a couple people stop as they drove by and talk about my scythe - how their grand dad used one or even ask to try it themselves.
I know this is getting a bit off topic but getting good tools is a worthy endeavor and using cheap tools just to get the job done isn't so great. They sure don't give you any pride of ownership. That much I know.