I also RonJ. have some tools that I only use once in a blue moon purchased from Harbor Freight. I realize their life span may be short, but for the time being they do their job.
Now, I would never acquire a popular or much used tool from them, mainly because of reliability and the idea of arriving at a persons home doing a detailed job using Harbor Freight tools. this just yells out that something might not be right here.
I do feel that like the saying, "clothes makes the man", well I feel that "tools also makes the carpenter a carpenter". So, to arrive at a job with Bosh, Porter, or even Dewalt, does potray an image.