When it comes to lighting, anyone reading this forum--notice I said "forum" not simply this thread--might think there is nothing out there worth buying but Hensel or Bees.
If you have the budget and you want to make production easier for yourself, Hensel certainly isn't the only manufacturer of costlier and higher quality lighting instruments to consider.
If you're on a budget, Alien Bees aren't your only choice either.
Either way, I suggest anyone who is about to spend some money--a lot of money or somewhat less--take the time to do their homework, figure out what it is you'll mostly be doing with those lights (i.e, figure out what your actual needs are) and look at many options, not the least of which would be taking advantage of "sale" prices or other incentives when available.
I use Novatron
monolights. They're medium priced, American made, and while they're not overly powerful nor are they very stylish or hi-tech looking, I don't use them to overpower the sun much and I'm not a slave to technology-fashion.