1. Gorilla Glue is by far the best glue out there. It uses a small amount of moisture to kick, then foams to fill all gaps.
2. All a brad nailer does is hold the parts in place while the glue dries. I doubt very much brads add much extra strength.
Had a high maintenance gal myself. It seems this personality is usually attached to the Lookers with fantastic bodies. Sadly, all too often pretty = poison.