I have Meguiar's DA drill attachment and have the same complaint. Works great, but I wish I had a bigger pad.I have a Torq that I got from Chemical guys. The only complaint I have with it, is I wish I would have bought a bigger one. Other than that it works great and does a good job for me. Keep an eye for for chemical guys as they always have specials and sales. They may still be running the labor day sale.
I have a Porter Cable and am very happy with how it performs. I'll bet there's not much difference in tools of a similar price range. Don't forget to get quality pads. They are where the product is actually applied so they are maybe more important than the tool.
Dwalt DWP849. It's a professional grade buffer and the standard in the refinishing industry.
DEWALT 12 Amp 7 in./9 in. Variable Speed Polisher-DWP849 - The Home Depot
OP, you came to the right conclusion!Good info. I'll be sticking with the D/A. Thanks.