Why do no audio enthusiasts use McIntosh?

With the exception of some of there tube gear, not many really use this stuff(or admit to it anyway), I am mainly referring to there amps. They look pleasant, they look good on paper and have the price of high end gear, but I seldom hear anyone claiming to like or one day dreaming of owning McIntosh. I have never really listened to there stuff, no good word of mouth sort of scares me away from it, the only people who like it are those who sell it, an uncanny coincidence? I don’t know. Sorry it this has been covered many times in the past, I ran a search and could not find anything.
I broke into the biz in the 70’s with what was, at the time, the biggest Mac dealer in the midwest. It sells for the reasons listed here in many good posts: 1) Quality parts and construction 2) Longevity 3) Reliability 4) Cosmetics 5) Service
We had a big sign in the window: "Buy the Best and Cry Once."
By the mid-70’s and the advent of Maggies, DQ’s, Dayton-Wrights, ARC and Luxman, the sonic advantages of other brands began to eat Mac’s lunch. Ever try a C-28 with an MC-2105 on a pair of Tympani’s? Sold a lot of SP-3’s that way. Different great components intended for entirely different customers.
I say, let’s keep this monster thread going for another year,,,, so we can throw it a big Twentieth Anniversary Party!
@abali...I’ve owned many of the amps mentioned here.  I’m 58 and have experienced way more than most over the years.  There is no best..only different.  I just ordered my next system.  B&W 802D3’s and a Mac MA8900.  They compliment each other beautifully!