I think it depends on the person (the multitool issue). For instance, I carry my gerber on my belt at all times, running around, climbing up and down stuff, I don`t want something too heavy or bulky, just a really basic pair of pliers, some screwdriver tips, maybe scissors, can opener and a knife. Plus I lose my multitool every 2-5 years, so I don`t want anyhting over 20 bucks. I`ve had leathermans too, but never broken any of my multitools, and definitely use them lots. Never had a need to cut a lot of chain link with my multitool for instance, but I use the one-handed opening pretty regularly.
So I wouldn`t argue that there are better quality tools, but for me it is more important to have the appropriate tool.