Haro.. to try and address your topic. I personally like a click torque wrench and on your question of inch/lbs or ft/lbs.. there'* 12 inches in a foot.
To address the tool quality that has come up. Choose the tools you want. Personally..I like Snap-On, I find they out perform many other brands including MAC, hands down.
Can I afford to fill my box with Snap on? No way.. Craftsman is my usual tool of choice due to number of locations, price and ease of return policy if I abuse them. I have some Harbor Freight tools as well.
I'm a firm believer in not using a 12 point socket unless you are removing a 12 point bolt. Having worked with both, the difference is almost never rounding a bolt head.