I don't bash Taurus, but I go into a Taurus purchase with the thought that it will be a 50/50 chance I will end up with a lemon.
That being said, I only have one, a TCP. I really like that gun, it has been flawless an I liked it better then all the other offerings in that category (LCP, Kel Tecs and what not). I got it as part of a trade and I don't think I would outright purchase another Taurus.
Life is too short and money too hard to come by for me to take a gamble on a gun like that. Especially when there are so many different offerings by other more reliable makers. Generally speaking, if you just save up a little more you can get the better manufacturers gun anyways.