I've been a Dewalt fan ever since Black & Decker came out with the professional line. That's where Dewalt came from. I've always been impressed with the quality. I have to say though I bought the 18v Hitachi drill this last time. Was less expensive had a better warranty and was a hands down a better drill than anything I've used. The charger is really nice. If you can get over the looks I'd seriously take a look at it.I bought a Hitachi 18V lithium ion drill / impact driver combo set on Amazon for about $200 on sale. I'm a prefessional woodworker and use them all the time. I also have three 14.4 Hitachi nicads which work great (bought on clearance at Lowes for $99 several years ago).
I pretty much ignore any DeWalt offerings because their batteries (nicad) always had short lives. I have three DeWalts with no good batteries but it isn't worth getting new ones since you can buy a whole kit with drill for the same price. I do like the comfort/ergonomics of Makita, Milwaukee, and Porter Cable.