There are others who can and will claim the opposite of you. Anecdotes don't mean anything. The thing is, the better you know a product, the more likely it will function the way you expect. If you spent most of your gaming experience with Nvidia, you'll know how to work around the drivers better. You probably have actually encountered issues with Nvidia, but because of your extended experience, it doesn't take much thought for you to fix them. The same can be said of just about any competitive market. The automotive industry is full of this kind of crap - all the time I hear people say "I don't like X brand because of Y problem" when pretty much all of the fans of that brand are like "I don't get Y problem". Sure, maybe the fans are just blind to the issue, but more often than not it's because the fans know how to avoid the problem in the first place. If something seems bad enough for you to avoid a brand, but, not everyone gets the same problem under the same conditions, there's a very high chance you're the one at fault. That being said, people who whine about Nvidia's stability issues are just as bad. Both Nvidia and AMD (and Intel) make good products and anyone who says otherwise doesn't know how to configure their system or have unrealistic/misplaced expectations.