Why the heck would you want to do that with a gun you've never even shot? I agree their reputation isn't very good and more than likely earned but you're gonna take the word of "internet research" and just toss it in the scrap heap.
Take the gun and shoot. I always figure the truth is always somewhere in the middle. No gun is as bad as you hear and none are as great as you hear. Some are close both ways. With all the bad things and people saying how crappy they are, most of it is just regurgitated internet BS from people with zero first hand experience with whatever gun they are talking about. It's the same for taurus', high-points, Mini-14's etc.