I thinks it puzzles me that folks insist on buying offbeat pieces when there are so many proven ones to choose from...
Some of those "offbeat" guns may offer features unique or different than the "proven" ones. There is a disire to have at least some little edge over another. Think back to the first time you picked up a plastic
gun, or tried that HK P7 sqeezecocker
... before they were a "proven" value.