1.Which brand SSD are you considering for your next upgrade? Intel, OCZ, Crucial, Kingston, Patriot Memory, Samsung, or other?
I put a 256 GB Crucial in my Macbook and have had no issues with it. It's fast, obviously silent, stable...
I'd be just as likely to go with it as any other.
2.What do you look for when selecting an SSD? Price, Performance, Brand - or a combination of these elements?
I look for a mix of Price and performance. Since SSD's are (at this point) still a luxury item, I lean toward performance, knowing full well that I'm paying a premium by just getting in the SSD world.
I have no problem using any of the listed brands. They are all respected names and I've used their memory/HD's and any other number of things in the past with great success and great failure.
I'd love me an Intel SSD (fingers crossed)!!