I went with tumi a while back, mostly because I had considered Tumi as having higher status, and while I am very happy with the way it looks, it isn't any better than B&R in terms of quality or design, in my opinion.
Sounds like the jury is still out -- personally, I swear by Tumi. I've got a 22" w/ suiter for my travel, a 20" for Mrs. Hoya and a larger 26" for international/long haul travel. The Tumi repair policy/warranty is top-notch, according to my colleagues who carry Tumi. I've never had to use it myself, as I've never had a problem with any of my bags. That said, the department I work in is comprised of heavy travellers (120-150 days/year) and I think we're roughly split 50:50 between Tumi and B&R. So you really can't go wrong either way. This probably won't help you make a decision, but it might take the pressure off if you're trying to decide between the two. Cheers, Hoya