They all suck at some point
No matter which drive manufacturer you name, they have or will suck at some point in their existence. The only manufacturers that I have not been burned by are Conner and Hitachi, and that's because I haven't used enough of their drives. I've been burned personally or professionally by every other manufacturer I know of -- Fujitsu, Samsung, IBM, Seagate (IDE and SCSI), Quantum, Maxtor, and WD.
Around 1997, Fujitsu and Samsung IDE drives had a 100% failure rate where I worked. All of those drives had bad sectors during format. WD drives were perfect.
1997 to 2000, every Quantum IDE drive I saw was crap, though their SCSI drives were known to be top of the line.
2000 to 2004, every time we built a server, the Seagate SCSI drives had a 33-50% DOA rate. The drives either wouldn't spin up, or would spin up but would not be detected.
IBM had the "Deathstar" issue.
WD started to have QA issues around 2000 (I'm sure I'm not the only one with a container full of LOUD 20GB drives).
Maxtor started having QA problems from around 2002.
So please, let's not pretend that any drive manufacturer is perfect, or even that one is better than another. They all have had, or will have, problems during their existence.