I've got Stella's, Sustains and Stradics and there's no doubt they're great reels. But bang for the buck, I'd go with an Okuma- one of their high end models.
My current favorite spinning reels are "Line Winder" brand, which is a sister brand of the Okuma factory, sold into China. Their low end is a little spotty (just like most), but their high end is great.
Whatever you choose, make sure you can get parts. That's a big problem with a lot of the private branded reels coming from China for the big box stores- they may be great reels, but they just don't carry spare parts.