I think I'm changed man! I've always used Makita's, and I've never had an issue with them. My cord messed up yesterday, and I had to use someone elses DeWalt.
I don't know what it is about the DeWalt, but the design is so much more user freindly. Is just more comfortable to me. Not to mention, there's no lag when the power comes on. With the Makita, it slowly gets up to speed. With the DeWalt, it's there as soon as you hit the trigger.
I'm ordering a new DeWalt right now