Re: Never bought one, never will
Funny. I have an HP 3500 48 port managed switch in my basement, which was given to me during an IT upgrade at work. "Hey, you want this?" I prefer the commercial grade because the ports usually have better transient protection and I have had several consumer grade swithes borked by nearby lightning strikes.
It rolled over and died rather dramatically on me recently, and I was shocked to find it had a "lifetime warranty", and even more surprised when HPE sent me a replacement and a UPS label to return the borked one. Found another, used for $70 from a vendor on Newegg, which is exactly what an unmanaged Netgear 16 port cost me off Amazon (it got here in 2 days, which was why I ordered from them)
So, yes, HP/Aruba have my vote. Even if I can't pull that warranty trick again, I have a backup. Good stuff, and way overspec for my little home network, but impresses the visitors.