I posted the meme above not as a shot at HF but as a shout out. I can spend $1000 on hand tools at HF and get good, servicable tools that will last. Go into the Snap On truck with $1K and you come out disappointed.
You know it would be really cool to start off with a pile of cash and build a shop from scratch. Course we did that at the highschool... We would make trips to HF and Depot with a check and stock up on tools for the shop. It really is fun.