I've never been drawn to the Taurus brand, either, but I recently picked up a TCP in a trade that's a fine shooter. That's made me reconsider the brand a little. I want a .22 to plink with and have an opportunity to pick up a nice little S&W snubby at a very nice price, but even at a nice price, I can just about buy both of these guns for a few dollars more. When I think about having that much invested in a .22, it makes me wonder how much sense it makes. Not many people are interested in a $600 .22 revolver.
That said, I've been interested in the .327 magnum since it's introduction and would like to have one to play with. I can find a lot of good and bad reports on Taurus revos in general, but it's a little disconcerting to do a Google search for reviews on the .327 just to find the very first one is a complaint about Taurus not being able to fix and bound up cylinder, so I know there's at least one out there that's less than perfect. However, most of the reports I've seen seem to indicate that the current Taurus models are pretty decent guns. I've even seen a couple of folks here comment that they liked them, however they didn't eloborate as to why.
I guess I'm trying to convince myself that 2 guns for the cash I have on hand is a better buy than 1 expensive one. I'm basically cheap, so I'm inclined to think that way, but I've learned that there are very few bargains when it comes to cheap guns. I wish someone would convince me that the Taurus revos are a worthwhile investment. And, they may very well be, if for no other reason than you can't lose much on a $300 gun, whereas I might take a beating on a $600 .22.