Dobyns' warranty is what was the biggest deciding factor for me.
It was for me too when I bought them, and it is now again (in the opposite direction) since I've found out the warranty isn't all it's cracked up to be. They can change the $ for the replacement fee anytime they want, start charging for shipping, and let dealers opt out of providing warranty service without any consequence. I have savvy, champion, and champion extreme Dobyns and have also used Duckett rods (never owned one). IMHO, The Duckett is better than savvy and not as good as champion or champ extreme series Dobyns. But it's cheaper than both, and the value that Dobyns used to offer before their warranty changes has been greatly minimized. So my vote would go to the Duckett out of these two. Although if you want the best rod $ can buy for less than $400, the Dobyns champ extreme are unbeatable.
Also, Dobyns has a problem with their guides that has cost me some big fish. Until they get that sorted out, I won't buy any more. I've got 3 Dobyns and had half a dozen guides replaced, and I don't fish them hard at all (probably don't fish more than 20-25 days a year tops). I've got Berkley lightning rods, $40 Shimano rods, St. Croix, etc. that all have much more time on the water and have never had a guide replaced. I'm not sure why I've had so many problems with guides on the Dobyns rods, but I lost the biggest fish I ever had hooked because a broken guide cut the line and it's just tough to have faith in the rod after that (this was the champ extreme 745). It leaves a bad taste in your mouth when you spend $300+ on a rod and don't trust it.
All that being said, if you do decide to buy Dobyns, don't buy them from oak ridge at fork. You're from Houston, so that's probably not a factor. But it's worth saying.