I don't buy any tool based on brand name. The vast majority of names have some good tools and some not-so-good tools...Grizzly, Craftsman, Delta, Jet, GI, Shop Fox, Steel City, PC, Ridgid, Makita, DW, etc. I prefer to evaluate the important tools on their own merit and go from there.
Grizzly has improved the quality of their designs steadily over the years. In many cases Grizzly machines are very competitive at a given price point. IMO, their lower priced items like portables and handtools are less attractive than those that can be bought locally, but their stationary machines like a full size TS, jointer, DP, DC, BS, etc., tend to be as good as any imports like Jet, GI, Delta, Ridgid, Craftsman, Rikon, or Steel City, and are typically sold for less even after shipping is calculated. Grizzly and Shop Fox are associated companies, and in many cases the tools are nearly identical. SF has a dealer network and longer warranty, so when price is close SF is a wiser buy IMHO.