Like wise - Ive found Halfords proffessional ratchet has lasted me for years (both in durability and they dont walk)As i used to do. I stupidly used to have faith in human nature.
Not anymore, thousands pounds worth of tools stolen, mostly very expensive Snap on.
I now only buy cheapish tools.
Cheap doesnt last - Even cheap halfords is intended for occasional.
Obviously some snap ons inevitable - few manufacturers go down to 1/8th inch spanner or socket and yes dropping the nuts a cnut because it feels like every other bit of grit - dust dead insect etc