Im one of those "long time listener (viewer), first time caller (poster)" situations. I have been reading threads in here for awhile now and havnt really needed to post anything up until i had this question to ask. Well, we have been irrigating for about 6 years now and have been pretty loyal to Weathermatic products for that time. Although lately, we have been getting very fed-up with Weathermatic products and plan on changing brands for next season. Between going to replace a fried WM Smartline control box, and changing the many failing solenoids, day after day, we decided its time to look somewhere else. However, we are stuck between Rain Bird products, and Hunter Products. We would like to stick completely to one brand, or to the other, but if there is a good enough reason to mix and match a little bit, then we will do so, and if there is a case like that, please post and explain. I understand that this is a very broad question, but consider all the pros and cons of each brand and give an overall opinion. So what should it be, Rain Bird, or Hunter?