We just got back from the show and there was a lot of cool things. Nice summary up top. One of my favorite was by IQ Power Tools. They have a tile saw that doesn't require any water and creates no dust, well it's 99% dust free.
Welcome to the forum and the crew. That sucks about Craftsman. After I get burned by a product or company, it's very hard to go back. I don;t have much experience with harbor Freight but I know some guys on here have talked about those hand tools.