We've had our 2014 30DS for 1 year. We've had some nagging issues but all have been relatively easy fixes. Justin in warranty is helpful and FR is flexible about using a local source for repairs when dealers are unavailable. For the size, the FR3 has about everything our family needs for a long weekend at the lake or beach. We use it on average about once/month. The size is ideal for navigating day-day driving, backing up, etc.
This is our first motorhome as well. What I've found is that most people say they tend to have some issues, so I'm don't think the FR3 is particularly problematic. Forest River definitely listens to their customers and sponsoring this message board is a good example. If they have problems, they address them.
Good luck in whatever you choose.