Good info, I did look them up, the Makita appears to be about $20 less than the dewalt, at least at one online source. Not sure if either are available local in a store or not. may have to look at HDs or equal web page. probably not, as I did not see anything like the above at the local HD a bit ago.
The makita does appear to be a bit easier to use with the loop front handle vs a handle out to the side. I was thinking from using a 4.5" angle grinder, that this style would fit into corners a bit better than the ryobi, and hopefully have a bit more power, so one does not stall out the disk when pushing hard. Then again, that may be a good thing, ie stalling the disk out when pushing to hard, so you do not hurt the finish!!!
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!