I too love the versatility. I can load hot or light 357 or 38, shot shell, etc. Pretty hard to beat.
My 2 inch DAO SP101 is my favorite handgun. I do carry automatics too as the mood strikes, but short of capacity that ole 357 magnum sure is hard to beat.
I do not love the bright sword for it's sharpness, nor the arrow for it's swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.