For years I kept away from cordless tools, at first because the old battery technology was pathetic, and I would rather fumble with cords and even a generator if necessary. But lithium ion battery technology revolutionized the market. These were impressive, powerful tools, but I could not fork out that much cash. So I continued to fumble with cords...
Until I came across the Ryobi 18V series of cordless tools. For the money, these are really difficult (nay, impossible!), to beat.
So, here is the [un]official ToolTalk Ryobi 18V Fan Club Thread!
I'll get things rollin':