Dan Wesson has changed ownership several times over the years. The early ones I'd consider high end, comparable to Colt or S&W at their best. Some I would rank in the same category as Taurus. Not a bad gun, but not something you'd be proud to pass along to your grandkids either. It really depends on when they were made and who was running the company at the time.
I've not kept up with them recently and could not comment on current production guns.