About the same time, I gave up on .44 (Mag and Spl)--ammo too expensive,
These days, for revolvers, I own/load/shoot .357 Mag amd .41 Mag...and .45LC.
You gave up on the .44's due to cost but continued with the .41M and .45? Don't get me wrong, I like the .45 and .41M over the .44M (not over the .44sp though) but cost seems pretty comparable.
Back to the subject at hand I have never become disenchanted with any cartridge. Platform yes, cartridge no.