Is Pelco Really That Bad?

I opened the front page of IPVM news feed yesterday to find the first article bashing Pelco. In the top articles for worst VMS systems and camera manufacturers, they were on it. I work for Schneider Electric (Building Integration) so while we try to push Pelco at times, they are often too expensive to win new bids so we go with other manufacturers. Though, this is the first time I have heard of just how bad other integrators believe their products to be. The new VideoXpert VMS is a work in progress but seems to compete with other top software only providers (once it can scale smallers). The new IP line of cameras seem to be top tier as well.

Why all the bad rep? Has anyone had any really bad experiences using their products? Does anyone else work for a manufacturer that is hesitant to sell their own products? It is an interesting position to be in as a newby to the industry.

I will not be offended (they are practically a separate company from SE)

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