hey deuce. In the last year delta /portercable bought devillbiss.
I recently bought a hvlp porter cable(devillbiss )top feed spray gun for 135.$ cdn. I have painted several vehicle with this gun and love it. It has only a 1.7 nozzel, so you are limited as to how big a metal flake you can use and also how big a rig you can paint(not fast enough for really big jobs)but it does a good job just the same.
It looks a lot like the cheaper guns but it has all brass innerds, the cheapo has a plastic piece in the front wich wont last as long.