I don't hate any gun brand. There's just some gun brands that I have no interest in and would never buy. Taurus, Hi Point, Jennings are the first that come to my mind.
That really is what it all boils down to. Everybody's different.LMAO. We likes what we likes. I enjoy all the Glock hate. It is usually humorous, but then so is all the other brand hate, usually.
I like the way a Glock does the exact same thing the exact same way every time. The grip angle and some other things can be very polarizing though. I get that too.
There are lots of reliable units out there, and reliable is just that, no matter the name stamped on the side.
On the same note that Arizona touched on, ever wonder why everyone wants to compare to a Glock? Yea, there is a reason for that. Some don't need to, but some seem to want to, and not do a good job of it in the comparison.
I own a lot of guns that I've collected over the years and only got rid of 5 (all long guns). I never got rid of any handguns, I really like them all otherwise I would have at least sold or traded some of them. I too carry everyday and rotate between different brands. Sometimes I'll go a month or two carrying mainly Glocks other times it's mainly HK, Sig, CZ etc. The only gun that I was ever severely disappointed in was Kimber's ill fated Solo. It was such a nice design, pretty well made and felt real good in my hand for a gun that size. The only problem is that it didn't work worth a shit and choked on damn near anything I put through it. I still have it but in spite of that I haven't soured on Kimber's of which I still have a bunch of. I took a chance and bought their EVO which happens to be a great little gun. It's a little bigger than the Solo but feeds and fires whatever I put through it. So it's safe to assume that Kimber learned their lesson and did a little more R&D before putting such a new concept on the market.I seem to remember saying a lot of that when the Glock hit the ,market, along with speaking out as to the new gun probably not going to last for too long. There have been plenty that didn't.
Well, it has. Many of us didn't understand the marketing. Make a dependable gun, simple to use, at a frugal price, and go for the "fleet" sales. They did all that very well, and became an icon along the way.
I carry one every day. It is far from my "favorite", or what I conceive as a favorite, but does what it does the exact same way, every single time. Did I mention that before? There is an amount of comfort in that functionality.
Unlike you, I did have one that was a dog. That slowed my willingness to try one again, so it was a couple of years and a Generation later when I tried again. It was a department trade and probably was in need of some TLC that would have been very cheap (springs and maybe an extractor), but no one I knew of could work on them at the time, so it went on to greener pastures. That was the only one though.