I have been a dealer selling Homecrest Cabinetry for 25 years. For the money they have always been the best value in my showroom. After reading through the reviews I would say 99% of the problems are the dealers. I have always found Homecrest to be extremely helpful in every instance where we had a problem. They always bend over backwards to accomodate my customers. The product comes in on time and with few issues. Their custom modification ability places them head and shoulders above other manufacturers in their price catagory.
The paint finish is not the best but is acceptable in this price range. I think the dealer must set the right expectations or the client will be dissapointed. This is not a Wood Mode product and it doesn't try to be. It is a fine quality product which will cost you less then it's competition. They now have a lifetime warranty and they stand behind it.
I enjoy selling Homecrest and have never faced the sort of dissapointment from my customers that is expressed in some of these reviews. I would suggest to Homecrest that they train the dealers better in how they represent the product and how to handle customer complaints.
With realistic expectations you will find Homecrest to be a great value that will last for many years in your kitchen without problems.