As a decent general purpose rod, I like to use the 6.5' medium action Ugly Stick Lite. Is not so front heavy as the classic, cheaper ugly stick, and has a nice cork handle with integrated reel seat. Nice to fish with in many different ways with this spinning rod.
Pflueger® President®/Extreme? XPS? Combos
Reel features: 10-bearing system, instant anti-reverse, graphite body, and anodized aluminum spool.
Rod features: 60 million modulus Powerwall graphite blank, 3K Carbon Cloth wrap, Grip-Tite? reel seat, and Fuji® Hardloy® Concept guides. Line recovery is in inches per handle turn.
specs for the browning above: Browning® Fishing Citori Spinning Combo
Die-cast aluminum body, anodized aluminum spool, anti-premature bail trip, titanium nitride spool lip and line roller; quality 8-bearing system, Powerlock? Instant Anti-Reverse.
Rod features: These rods deliver the strength, easy handling and "touch" you need, with 46 million psi graphite matrix blanks, Fuji® Alconite® Concept guides, Fuji graphite reel seats, and premium cork handles.
Larry --- the tips will break off any pole (alot harder to break an ugly stick though). The tip is easy to mend. The easiest way is to take it to Sportsman's Warehouse. They have all size tips to match your broken rod. For a few dollars or less your rod will be usable again. You can buy tip repair kits from Wal-Mart to do yourself (it's easy). I order a kit from BPS. It has a few tubes. You just place the tip and your rod together, and hold a lighter under it for a minute.
My favorite rods are Fenwick, but it's the angler that catches the fish, not the rod. Cutthrouts combo sounds decent. I have a four foot ugly stick I use for catching Brooks in tiny streams. I like it.
Out of the 2 you listed, I'd go w/ the Browning. The anti-premature bail tripping sold me. I hate when I bail trip prematurely! : JK, but I've heard bad reports on pfluegers.