Yes, definitely feeling that way about the Deva curl. I think you quickly see that there are maybe better options in the same price range. I have a friend who uses DevaCurl and it has worked flawlessly for her for two years, so she's had no need to even venture out to find anything else. Lucky for her, but I don't think most of us are so lucky!
Curly work in progress
2C with some 3A if all the stars align
Low porosity, medium to low density and fine
No sulfates since 2009
CG since 2013

In my stash:
Shampoos and conditioners- Tresemme Naturals Low Poo, Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing Aloe, Suave Naturals Coconut
Leave Ins- Kinky Curly Knot Today
Stylers- KCCC, AG Recoil, KY Lubricant (yup), SM Curl Milk
Gels- Ecostyler, Biosilk RHG
Mousse- Devacurl Uplifting Foam, Suave Captivating Curls