Thanks Mark & Arthur! That's exactly the feedback I was looking for as I've already read great reviews about both Powerex and La Crosse models so I just needed some reinforcement.
Both chargers mentioned are double the price on the .CA Amazon site. That makes zero sense, but I've come to expect it so I always check both and order from the US site when they pull that sh__. Batteries were 50% more expensive as well.
I'm going to order the La Crosse today with a bunch of new Eneloop batteries. Charging 8 at a time would be better, but would be rarely required for me for the extra $35.
Also, for anyone interested, here is a very easy to follow chart on what type of batteries are best for your specific needs. Battery Guide
The other stupid Amazon .CA vs. .COM thing I found was that I could order 8 packs of AA and AAA Eneloop batteries on the American site (once again, the Canadian pricing was a rip off) but it told me that the 10 pack was not allowed to be shipped to me.
Fine Mark, keep my extra two batteries for yourself!!!