So what about it makes it such a fan-worthy O/U?
The reliability at the price point is hard to beat. Beretta and SKB also come to mind in the similar vein. Typically, if a Browning fits you, the Beretta doesn't. Doesn't mean one is better, just different. IMO, the Citori is the "870" of the O/U realm - a good gun for the money that will run a long time