I want to chime in here with my $0.02.
I love my Dewalt 18v kit. I've added to it over the years and it is still
going strong. I'm pretty tough on tools. I did have to replace some
batteries, but they were almost 10 years old.
As for Milwaukee, I only have their inspection camera so I can't comment
really. However, a few times I've used the camera, and it didn't seem to
do as good a job as I expected.
I know you didn't ask, but I wanted to add that my buddy sent me a B&D 24v
kit when I was in Iraq. It worked really nice and I still use it in the
home. I did have to fix the trigger on it once, but it wasn't hard to do.
"Be as beneficent as the sun or the sea, but if your rights as a rational
being are trenched on, die on the first inch of your territory." Ralph