I've been a homeowner since 1985 and I've lost count of how many
kitchen faucets I've had. I've tried all the major brands, and no
matter what, all the lever types I've had leak within a year or two.
Delta, P/F, Mohen, balls, ceramic disks, cartridges, expensive, cheap,
middle-of-the-road, etc. The only ones I've seen that didn't leak were
the ones w/ H and C knobs. Had one like that in a house I owned for a
few years and never had a problem w/ it.