I still don't shoot any shotgun better than the very first 870 that I used almost 30 years ago. Wish I still had it. Had to have a 1100 auto and didn't kill near the quail that I did with that old pump. Got a newer 870 but it just doesn't fit the same. I like the new thumbhole turkey pump guns but wouldn't be worth a darn for quail hunting. I like the pump guns.
I still own every shotgun that I evolved with in my hunting life with exception of a Browning gold. I couldn't hit the side of a barn with that thing, and traded it with a buck or two for a Browning Citori, Upland grade O/U, with straight english stock that fits me like a glove. I have single shots, pumps, auto's, O/U's, and SXS's. Each gets used for a specific purpose. ;D
I like and hunt with em all. Except a side by side. I bought one on clearance at Wally World a few years back and took it dove hunting. I couldnt even draw a feather. Put it away, got out the buttery smooth Ithaca 16 ga. and never missed. I think the 2 barrels side by side were freaking out my eyes.