Thanks for the link to the video. Interesting conversation.
I freely admit that my initial interest in the MARK 23 was because it was used by the Navy Seals. However, since I held one in my hand and fired it, my love for the pistol is based on what it is and what it does. It is arguably the most over-engineered, reliable, and accurate pistol out of the box.
I love it, others hate it. Personally, I'm grateful to those who don't like the MARK 23. Imagine how expensive they would be if everybody wanted one.