I used to be one of those guys that down talked anything that was not Beretta, but thats because my father bought nothing but beretta, as did his father, and his father, and his father.
But thats normal in an italian family i guess. I own 4 Beretta pistols A Beretta 12ga shotgun And had a Beretta bolt action rifle (sold it and got enough money for it to buy a mossberg 500a and a winchester mod70 chambered in 300winmag)
The Winchester and Mossberg were my first two non Beretta firearms, my father would always look at the mossberg and winchester and point out defects that I didnt notice (because they were not there), and call the guns inferior.
I then bought two walther pistols, and I am very happy with them.
My next gun is going to be a 1911, I shot one a few weeks ago and I must say... I never shot a better feeling pistol.