You're 100% right in going for a belt driven compressor. The oil-less ones are louder and won't last a fifth of the time a belt driven one will.
As for brands Ingersol Rand is the best in my opinion, and Campell Housefield (I can't spell btw) is another reputable company. I believe Husky compressors are actually Campell Housefield. I'm not sure who makes the Craftsman.
As far as size and power go; Are you going with 110v or a 220v? Does it need to be portable?
I have a 110v/220v (wired for 110v now) 2hp 22 gallon Matco compressor that's the better part of 30 years old I picked up at a swap meet for $150 and runs great. I run my impact, air ratchets, air file, grinder, paint gun, and everything else off it. I do have to let it catch up pretty often though.
I'd use a 110 20 gallon 1.5hp as a minimum for working with air tools. You're going to have to let it catch up every once in a while like I do but it will get the job done. If you have the extra money go to a 2hp motor and a larger tank, if you have a little more money and a 220v receptical go to a 220 machine,