Guns are like women, everyone sees something different. I have 3 Baikal's. The first was a 12ga, and now I have 2 20's. The 12 and one of the 20's are spray camo painted, the other 20 is clean. They happen to fit me well, so I shoot them well. None of them cost me more than $500. None of them have failed to function, not even once. So, you are not alone.