Mfrs general trend is to cheapen over time, so it is a moving target.
Plastic parts trend can make something that was good one year become crap the next without a model name change.
Since Grohe was bought by LIXIL, many of the new kitchen faucets are a sad joke.
In-house brands like Glacier Bay do tend to be a joke. But even there there may be exceptions. We would never install them so can't comment from first hand experience.
Even certain premier showroom brands are worth avoiding but I don't feel comfortable publicly posting for liability reasons.
When I remodeled 2 of my bathrooms, I wanted to use Delta shower valves for their quality, dependability and finish. I saw what I wanted at the orange big box store, and when I opened the package, I saw it was only $160, but it felt very light. Lots of plastic, including the shower hose, which was plastic, and it coiled really weird. I went to a custom bath shop, saw the same item, but this was $380. The box weighed about twice as much. There was no plastic in the assembly, and the hose was metal. There were no kinks in the hose, and it laid against the wall smoothly. I opted for the more expensive units.
Bottom line, in my opinion, go to both the big box stores and the custom bath shops, and see for yourself.
Coordinates with other products and accessories in the Delta Woodhurst collection. Collection: Woodhurst. Mounting Type: Centerset. Faucet Holes: 3. Manufacturer: Delta. Fits 3-hole 4 in. Pop-Up Included: Yes.