I would not buying anything below number 5 from either list.
EDIts: Edited for Shadow.
Powercolor makes great cards builder, but diamond sucks.
I've owned Asus, Sapphire, EVGA, XFX and MSI cards. I've only dealt with Asus support, and it was excellent. The only dead component I've had was an MSI 4850 (but that is unfair, as any card could be bad).