but I see too many people complaining about them being reliable and having issues updating them.
You forgot the number one rule in reviews...don't read reviews. People who write reviews on retailer websites are stupid and 99% of the time have no idea what they are talking about.
Read reviews made by professionals on big name websites like Anand, Toms, Cnet, pcmag, pcworld, maxpc...etc.
The Vertex 4 is probably faster than all of the other SSD's you listed and its not on a sandforce controller which is actually *known* for reliability issues...