I don't know what it is about revolvers, but I love 'em! I've got a Ruger Mark II 22 that is a joy to shoot at the range, and take small game hunting, but there's something about the feel of a revolver. (Especially a S&W)
I've been looking to add a 686 for awhile now, without much luck at the 6 dealers i use near me. They just can't get them. Maybe after the dust settles down from the new laws supply will get back to normal.
I'd pick one up on Gunbroker, but by the time you add in shipping and transfer fees to a FFL it adds another $100+ to the price.
Lets hope things settle down soon.