Yes, I think they pretty much are. Brand for one represents quality. The next best thing is its signature style. When has a pair of Nike shoes looked bad? ;)
List down your favourite brands and tell us why do you like them
I love Sara Lee for ice creams, Pepperidge Farm cookies, Loreal , Estee Lauder and Elizabeth Arden cosmetics, Dell, Olympus and Nokia for tech gadgets. I like them because they're simply the best of the rest! As for the camera and things alike, let's just say I had a budget to abide by.
I loveeeee Nike, really. But the one bit that disappoints me is the fact that Nike uses child labor.
No, religion doesnt affect my choice of brands at all.
I use the internet as my source for anything I want to find out. If information's insufficient, I would go the store.