Personally, we do use a lot of Netgate gear. Is it the best thing out there? Probably not. But, the pfsense updates are tested on Netgate gear, and that does make it more valuable to our customers. I have not had any complaints or of using Netgate gear, but I have also put in many pfSense boxes that was something else without issue. I just think the updates being tested on Netgate gear before you see the update is pretty important.