I hear good things about the Boss/Fender pedals, but haven't gotten to try one yet.
FWIW, I saw Elvis Costello a while back, and he had one of these - DanElectro Spring King.
That "Tap Plate" is for those of us who used to bang on our amps, to make the springs vibrate, but if you tap with enough force almost anywhere on the pedal, it'll work. The Dano gear looks cheap, and it's certainly inexpensive, but it holds up surprisingly well, given all that. I have a handful of Dano pedals that I've been using since they first came out, and none of them have failed me yet.
BTW, don't know if you'd seen the thread on the TC pedals failing. The switches are mounted to the circuit board, so when it breaks, there's no cheap fix.