Character is the one word that I would use to describe the 44 special.
I have become a collector of 44 specials because I feel that that caliber has so much character. I own 2, 44 mags, but I also own multiple 24’s, 21’s, several Rugers, a Carter bulldog and a Taurus 445. I have one that was hand built from a 28.
I became a 44 special fan because the first guns that I collected were cap and ball revolvers, in??? Yes 44. And that’s a type of gun that has character written all over it.
I also don’t follow the herd in gun collecting, my varmint gun is a 6mm Remington and my favorite 5.56 is an HK SL8.
Me, I'll stick with a gun that’s lacking character and continue to increase my collection of 44 specials at the expense of all others.
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits" Albert Einstine