I bought a Task Force brad nailer at Lowes yesterday because I was tired of damaging molding in my home projects over the years. I was fairly certain I would be bringing it back because of how cheap it was, but they promised I could return it, so I gave it a shot.
I wish I had done this years ago! If you follow the directions it actually works great, or at least mine does. Use both hands and keep it level with the wood! Every time I got lazy or in an awkward position and just used one hand the brad stuck out. No matter how hard I pressed.
The first baseboard I did I left a couple of brads sticking out and gouged holes in the wood. By the 2nd one I had figured out how to follow the directions and it looked great, so practice on a scrap board until you get your technique down.
Also the brads hold better than I thought they would because I messed up and had to pull one baseboard off, and it was harder than I thought it would be.
I'm doing baseboard, quarter round, and other trim on beadboard nailed to plywood, so it's wood on wood. Not sure how it will do on sheetrock, brads might not be long enough to reach deeply into the studs. But when I finish this and the next project, also beadboard, I'll be giving it a try.