If I was in the market for a 5 shot .44 Special snubbie, I'd probably be all over this gun myself. I already have a Taurus 431 and two Charter Bulldogs, otherwise I wouldn't hesitate to buy it. There's a couple of guys on Taurus Armed that have one and they seem to like theirs.
And I would agree with you ratshooter, I'd only shoot .44 Specials out of it, even though it's chambered in .44 mag.
It looks like there's a Taurus stainless version of it....but I don't think it's worth the extra bucks.