I held a Ruger American and thought it was pretty good, but didn't like the forend grooves/ridges. After trying a Tikka T3 Lite, I decided the Ruger wasn't for me.
People are like rifles. Some are tried and true, having great eyes, personality, and fun to be with. Others never seem to hit the mark with you. Still others go off half-cocked. Still, it's nice to know most of them.