If I am understanding this right the OP is basing this primarily on the Wingman. Furthermore, again assuming I am right on this, that is not a good way to judge quality. Just look at the prices and you will see the Wingman is cheaper in price. It's not due to popularity it's due to the quality of the tool. If you want better quality then you go Wave, Charge, or Surge. The beauty about LM is they offer variety. While they don't offer modifications and lefty options their designs due allow lefty's to use them comfortably (note I am a lefty), and they do offer more than enough choices to at least get what you need out of the tool. I own two now: Wave Original and the Skeletool CX. Believe it or not I use the CX more than the Wave and that is a lower end simpler tool. In fact, if someone stole my Wave I wouldn't even know it for I never to never go for it because the CX handles every job I pull it out for. Usually if the CX can't handle it chances are the Wave won't be much better and for that would need a tool specifically design for that particular task which I am sure will be somewhere in one of my tool-bags. Just recently I had to fix a leaky pipe and either of those tools could do that job. Does it make them a bad choice? Nope, just makes them a bad choice for that particular job. So to conclude, MT are a general tool for most tasks. The cheaper in price the lower the quality, the bigger in price the quality goes up and usually the option in tools do as well. In short you get what you pay for. If you don't like it go see the competitors. No I do not work for LM or have any affiliation with them other than a long time fan of their products. I tried others and always and I mean always come back to LM. IMHO they are the Ferrari of MT's.