Other good pumps include the Winchester 12, 1200 and 1300, the Ithaca 37, and Remington's famed 870.
More 870s are out there than all the other pumps combined. Most have happy owners.
Still, the 500 has no flies on it. Those combos cover lots of bases and everyone needs a good pumpgun.
Before you buy,though, try out as many as you can find. One will speak to you more than the rest. Get that one.....