Ratchets I buy Craftsman, fairly cheap, fairly good quality. I also have a sears hardware 4 miles from my house so it's easy to exchange that's another thing that hurts some people is that sears is not so close to home for easy exchanges. I do buy snap-on torque wrenches though, to me I feel they are the best. I broke down and bought the digital snap-on 3/8 and 1/2 torque wrenches and love them. The digital ones are like two in one. You can use it like a dial torque wrench and a snap torque wrench, great for setting up gears etc.
My favorite ratchet is the craftsman 3/8 drive flex head. Nice long handle and mobility. and they're only 20 bucks