While I don't think I would own one I have met many people happily cruising the world in FC boats quite happily.
It's all they could afford.
I met a Canadian couple in NZ. They had headed off in a 30' aged FG production boat and stumbled across a 50' ferro in Fiji for sale by a desperate, gone home, "my wife hates it" owner. With help from family and friends they made the deal and never looked back. She was not that pretty or fast but got them where they wanted to go. Plenty of room onboard for an industrial sewing machine, he a sail maker, she a seamstress, they had a floating world girdling business to meet their modest needs..
Met them again in Sydney and last seen heading up to Asia both grinning like Cheshire cats. Horses for courses.
Let's face it, an idiot can sink any sailboat no matter how well it's built. But if you know it's limits and you are sensible any type of boat will carry you off on your dreams. I find it's more about the person than the boat.
Some people take what they can get and follow their dreams, others sit at home and criticize or nit pick. Or worse spend all their available dream time building and outfitting a yacht capable of rounding the "Horn" when all they really want to do is to go to the Bahamas.