Not to mention companies like WE, Ares, King Arms, etc have had great successes, in fact even outright setting the bar in some areas, and dismal failures in others.
Your best bet is to research the specific product your after, find who makes the best or innovative variants, and whom the high end upgrade companies make their best products for and go that way. Try your best to avoid middle of the road or lower rated companies; always spend or save up to buy the better version. Look out for companies that like to use proprietary parts, or have crappy warranties and customer service. You get the idea, at any rate.
ďREALITY IS LIKE A STONE. TO MANY ITíS HARD AND COLD, THEY CANíT HUG IT OR EAT IT, IT ONLY FRUSTERATES THEM AND DOESNíT DO THEM MUCH GOOD. TO OTHERS ITíS STRONG AND DEPENDABLE, YOU CAN BUILD WITH IT, BUILD UPON IT, OR WORK WITH IT, ALSO USE IT TO SMASH PEOPLE IN THE FACE.Ē