You seem to hear a lot of stuff; sounds like you need to do a lot more of your own, independent research because you get some weird advice.
I had an LCR in .38; I would not want to shoot a 13oz gun in .357. Aside from recoil pain, rounds can jump crimp.
LCRs had a recall, previously, due to flame cutting in the topstrap. I think it has been resolved for a while, but that does poke a small hole in the "revolvers are more reliable" assumption...