So a few weeks ago, I picked up the Freud 32-526 7 Piece Rabbeting Bit set on sale for $51 something. I really had my heart set on the Whiteside 1955 8 piece set, it's been on my Amazon wishlist for a year, but Woodcraft's price was $62.49. It sells for around $50 on Amazon. I was feeling thrifty that day and couldn't stomach the $12 difference. Generally, I just buy everything on Amazon and never have to deal with these decisions, lol.
Anyway, I never ended up using the Freud set and Woodcraft is running a sale on all router bits right now which brought the cost of the Whiteside set down to $56.24 while the Freud set is now on sale for $56.22. So, today I returned the Freud set and picked up the Whiteside set instead. It cost me $4 and some change for the difference, and that's ok by me!
Funny observation about the Whiteside "Made in U.S.A." set:
See that stamp on the second bearing from the bottom?
Mind you, a ton of products I buy are made in China, and that's generally fine as long as I'm buying well-reviewed top brand products (all of my Grizzly machines are made in China as are many other shop tools companies, Jet, Rikon, ShopFox, etc). But I thought it funny that one of the bearings in the kits is stamped China.
Out of curiosity, I called Whiteside, who had an actual human answer the phone right away by the way, and they confirmed that yes, while they make many of their own bearings, some of them have to be sourced elsewhere for certain kits.