Why does it have to be either or? Why can't people appreciate variety?
I wouldn't take a high end trap gun on a Texas hog hunt, where friends have shot a hog only to find out a bunch of its buddies were nearby; the Saiga would be preferred.
I wouldn't opt to use the Saiga for birds or clays.
I would prefer the Saiga for ensconced home defense.
I don't own a Saiga, though. My only "black gun" is an M4gery. I bought that for home practice with a work rifle, when I was SELRES.
I don't think I am paranoid. At times, though, they have been out to get me, if only with indirect fire.
And oneounceload, you may not have meant to, but you did come across a bit gun-snobby.