I do try other brands. I'm open to new things. But I do have my favorite brands when it comes to certain things. For example, I love DCWV scrapbook paper, but have used other brands. On the other hand, I used to take Tylenol Rapid Release when I got a bad headache. I haven't been able to find it at all now, and the generic rapid releases don't seem to work the same for me. Now I use something totally different. I guess it just depends on what it is.