This is all just my opinion but...
Craftsman is mostly junk, they're old stuff was decent, real old... and some of their stuff is okay.
Some of their professional line is okay, but some of Harbor Freights stuff is better TBH.
I would spend the money on Snap-on for dual 80 ratchets. The rest you can mix and match with quality brands.
Check out estate sales around you too and if you know what you're looking for you can pick up a lot of OLD tool brands that were made in the USA and very high quality but bought out by the large tool companies and no longer in production, cheap.
For sockets I think Crafstman probably matches Kobalt's quality and I believe they're cheaper. Never get the laser etched bullshit, though, some of the new craftsman sockets are that way. Fuck that, they better have lines and be stamped or I won't buy em.
Gear Wrench is probably a better option all around though, and much nicer ratchets. Still I'd spend money on Snap-on ratchets.
For pliers... Channel Lock or Klein or a tool truck brand...
Don't be afraid to look into Williams, Blue Point, Proto, SK, Armstrong, Matco, Cornwell
Spend some time researching each purchase on GarageJournal
I am a believer in saving money where applicable and avoiding shitty tools when possible.
If you're a made in the USA guy you may want to research that too, but be ready to pay.
Oh and Grey Pneumatic or Harbor Freight is the place to go for impact sockets, minus the wobbly impacts -- don't get HF ones.
And IR is the way to go for air tools.
Oh and the craftsman professional prybars are decent...
Snap-on is the only way to go for heel bars though.