Hehe... Every "favorite plane" I have came from Nitroplanes actually.
First was the Dynam SU26, then the Aerosky Extra 330.
I always felt ripped off with parkzone. That's changing slowly now though. Have a 540qq, UMX Beast, and Inverza, and they're all great. Still overpriced. I just don't know the balsa side.
All I have figured out is "cloned electronics are horrible" but "Chinese branded electronics are fine".
I swear by OrangeRX, Dynam, FMS, Tarot, CopterX, Flysky and Turnigy products.
Me, the misses, and our three kids fly. (Helis, quads, and aerobatic planes)