NetGear AC1900 NightHawk (R7000)
Got this a few years ago when I needed something with better range than my Linksys WRT54GL. I loved the WRT54GL because I used DD-WRT 3rd party firmware on it and, thankfully, the NetGear R7000 also has pretty good DD-WRT support through a developer named Kong: http://www.desipro.de/ddwrt/K3-AC-Arm/
So basically, I was able to get a brand new router with faster wireless support, better range, gigabit Ethernet, and with the same GUI I was used to using. Definitely a win-win for me.
No reliability problems either (other than a few dodgy DD-WRT builds months ago). The hardware itself is top notch and, truthfully, the NetGear GUI isn't that bad. I think it also has a USB 3.0 port for network storage, but I haven't used it yet.