not sure what your def'n of 'revered' is, but glocks are known for being rock solid reliable, so might want to check out other 'smiths.
glock 34 is the most used gun, by far, in idpa and uspsa production divisions, that should tell you something. g17 is #2.
if you want to do competitions, find you another g34. for carry the g17 is a little smaller, and the g19 is a little smaller than the g17.