Of course they were influenced by the media.
And "I have asked around" is not valid evidence. When you ask people in your fandroid club, what do you think they're going to say?
As I said, there is absolutely no valid evidence that you're any more or less likely to get an error with Apple's Maps than with Google's Maps or anyone else's maps. Maybe Apple Maps does have a big problem, but you can't tell that from the volume of whining on forums like this.
I have no idea where you get off thinking I'm in some "frandroid" club. Everyone in "my club" threw out there Android phones and NO one wants to go back...so strike one.
As I said, I don't have a major problem with iOS maps, nor do I have a problem with people that do. Obviously, you take it personally if people don't like things about iOS maps. There are real problems though. People telling me and showing me problems is evidence to me. It doesn't have to be evidence for you. You can have whatever standard you want.
But I won't stop trying to help my friends. They come to me for help with computers and gadgets. I tend to find it more friend-like to actually assist people as opposed to insulting their intelligence and telling them their problems are all made up and lack "evidence". I'll continue to help people get more out of iOS maps, and you can continue to insult them.