Ebo-jaegers are historically my go-to top brand for the glass models, but I've heard reports that they aren't quite as good since they were bought out and the heater structure was changed (the old ones were in the green tubes but were a bit tough to adjust through the rubber top). I've had one of about 6 of the new models fail, but this was just a tiny leak rather than an explosion (perhaps I was lucky to catch it in time). I really like the titaniums, and especially the ones that you can run directly to a controller without having a controller of their own. However, my experience with the available titanium models has been abysmal, as I'm 4 for 4 on having them fail after a few months of use. I believe all of them were the Finnex brand though, so I'm now trying a Via Aqua and hopefully will have better luck. In all cases the titanium heating element just stopped working even though the casings were clean (no dirt or encrusting life). I just replaced the most recent one a couple days ago and noticed what appears to be some corrosion around the cord grommet, so I plan to cut the cap off and try to see what went bad inside.