We have a Blue Ridge (made by Cardinal) and we really love ours as well. We have owned 7 RV's of different types over the years and this is the first Forest River unit.
We had also heard how "bad" Forest River products are as well when we bought ours but I have found it to be no worse than any of the other brands we have owned, and in some cases better.
ALL RV brands have issues. That's the way it is. You either fix them, live with them, or move on!
Enjoy your RV for as long as you have it. That's how I look at it.