I was stuck on KraftMaid at first, by have learned that because of they spend the most amount of money on marketing they are the cabinets everyone know. There are a ton of other just great cabinet manufacturers out there. I like KraftMaid, but have recently started to like UltraCraft Cabinets styles and finishes! Just make sure that you do your research!
If you are paying 13K I would make sure that your cabinet dealer will handle any warranty issues for you. Kraftmaid has a good warranty, just make sure that if something comes damaged you do not have to warry about the issue. The person you are buying from should take care of the!
I've redone two kitchens now and I used KraftMaid on the most recent and love it. I went all out, and got a lot of upgraded features, which definitely adds up quickly. But, in the long run, having the full extension drawers, and other bonuses is worth it to me. I posted pictures at http://www.goodrum.cx/ayrlee.kitchen if you're interested.