For me, these are the standards:
Big Butz Sauces and Rubs
Simply Marvelous Rubs
Big Poppa Smokers for stuff
The BBQ Superstore for stuff
The Rub Company for rubs
Dizzy Pig for rubs
Those six companies (at a national level) represent the people who have never let me down. And when/if there was a problem, stood by their name.
Little known stuff:
Bart's Blazin' Q sauce is terrific and unique
Palo Alto Fire Fighters sauce is great stuff
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce is great stuff
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
Whip It Off, Chambers!
"perhaps...but then again...maybe not..."