I've owned a half dozen AR15s in my looooong life, but found each one to be more of a pain the behind -and that includes the wallet I keep back there- than I could stand. Yeah, they work. Yeah, they're phenominally accurate. Yeah, they look totally cool. Yeah, you get to choose from more options than you do with a new car. Yeah...Yeah....Yeah...and so what?
I bought my first AK 47 a couple of years ago. What fun! Simple. Cheap. Minute-of-Liberal accuracy. Rugged. Easy to clean, if you care to. Ammo is "Cheaper Than Dirt." And no shortage of configurations or optional accessories. And all for HALF the price of a decent AR.
So, what did my ARs say about me? They said, "Bye."