Sorry but this has gone on long enough.
You're sold. While I may write anything TrippLite has bought you out so why would you consider anything else? Even an electrician would and could install protection in your main panel but would you have it done?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrY4fFSESGw for example.
Why not nip the spike where you say it comes in?
Remember your posts are borderline spam and exactly what a person that sells Tripplite will write.
Even you are not comparing any other device. Spam is not welcome here.