Quality has pretty much gone out of the picture. Many brands and models are now using a lot of plastic to be LF. Upper bodies are thin to keep cost down.
There are a few solid brass faucets around. T&S and Chicago come to mind. SOME American Standards.
This is not something to lose sleep over, IMHO. Lav faucets are easily REPLACED if all goes bad. So there are two schools of thought: buy the cheapest one you like the looks of; or buy a $300 or $400 faucet, and take your chanceds that it will outlive your investment.'
One strategy I recommend: Buy a faucet your wife loves , in a reasonable price range. BUY TWO. Now you have a full set of ready spares, and by the time that is all used up, its time for bathroom remodel again.