You did just fine... my philosophy is simply put, if it goes bang, it doesnt matter the brand or what you paid for it. Most all modern guns are accurate, some more than others but there are upgrades you can do to them to increase performance. Bottom line is if you like it and it makes you happy it doesnt matter what they think!
Furthermore, i would recommend learning to reload. You can create your own ammunition for a fraction of commercial ammo and way better quality which in turn give you mkre trigger tims for less money spent and that 4 inch group can be even smaller!!
Btw, i like ruger.. i have my eye on the .44 snub nose alaskan... i almost bought it yesterday! But i just cannot justify the expense currently.