I know that they're doing the whole goldilocks/good-better-best marketing strategy where they run three power tool lines and expect most people to buy the middle line. It's a very well proven strategy, and it works well, so I'm not surprised to see the Bauer lineup expanded so aggresively.
That being said, I've invested a good amount of money myself into the Hercules top end lineup, because I like the tools, I use them a lot, and I like the battery platform. But even with the new(ish) circ saw and recip saw being released, the Hercules lineup looks like a bit of a joke next to the Bauer lineup. No jigsaw, no router, no sanders, only impact wrench is 12v, no portaband, no radio, no rotary hammer, no shopvac... it's really a shame. If Harbor Freight expanded their Hercules lineup with even half the energy they've reserved for the Bauer line, I'd feel much better about ditching my other cordless tools and going all in on Hercules, I love the idea of having only one brand of batteries, but as it is now I have Hercules for all my drills and drivers, and Makita for almost everything else because they have a bigger lineup. I'm not expecting Hercule's lineup to reach the size of Makita's 18v lineup anytime soon, that's massive, but just releasing some more tools for Hercules and reiterating continuing support for the line would do a lot more to convince me that i made the right choice buying into the system, because right now it feels like i may have wasted my money and perhaps should have gone with Bauer instead. I'm not even gonna get into Warrior only having two (2) cordless tools, one of which is a flashlight. I'm not sure it can even work for a goldilocks strategy when it's not even a lineup.