TWW, as you know i currently own a Tracker 44 Magnum. i traded for it a couple of years ago. it's first choice of pistols that i carry with me in the woods. it's classed as a medium framed and only holds 5 rounds, so it carries well. it has the ported 4" barrel, so recoil isn't bad either and it's pretty danged accurate.
this is not my first Taurus pistol and have had several others in the past. fortuantely i have never have had a problem with any that i have owned, but have heard of others having problems with revolvers and semi-auto pistols made by Taurus. any company that mass produces huge quatities of an item, can have some that slip through that should never have left the factory. Taurus is not any different.
i don't hate Taurus, but i do feel they could step up their game if they would put a little more concentration and effort in their QC department. that's just an observation and opinion of mine. they have some good sound designs of revolvers and pistols though.
in you own words, haters are gonna hate!