Why do no audio enthusiasts use McIntosh?

With the exception of some of there tube gear, not many really use this stuff(or admit to it anyway), I am mainly referring to there amps. They look pleasant, they look good on paper and have the price of high end gear, but I seldom hear anyone claiming to like or one day dreaming of owning McIntosh. I have never really listened to there stuff, no good word of mouth sort of scares me away from it, the only people who like it are those who sell it, an uncanny coincidence? I don’t know. Sorry it this has been covered many times in the past, I ran a search and could not find anything.
This thread is a joke. First tireguy asks this bone head question why no audio enthusiasts use McIntosh?where does this question come from, How does he know no audio enthusiasts use Mac, has he scaled the world over and been in every Audiophiles listening room? As for all the negative responses trying to give their two cent worth of why this is I just LOL out loud.
I have owned a few Mac amps in the past,don’t own any at this time,but their last few generations are some of the best amps I’ve heard. 
I'm taking this thread into 2019! I currently own a Mac 6700 receiver and a MT 5 turntable and I've been happy with both of them. I personally like being able to dial in the trebble and bass from the remote when listening to old records. Most higher end amps don't offer this feature. When I had a problem with one of the meters sticking, Mac took care of it under warranty. It's near impossible today to audition any high end gear in your home from boutique companies. I'm confident and happy in my purchae of Mac gear. There is a definate a pride in oenership. 
I have a restored pair of MC40 monoblocks from around 1962, makes them about 57 years old. Picked them up and restored them fairly cheaply. I can't really afford Mac gear. I use a 36 year old ARC SP8 as a preamp and a set of old Altec horn speakers that I modded.
I've swapped other amps in and out of the system but the Mac's always come back, listening to them as I type. No matter what I have tried I always come back to the MC40's. They are that good.

I think much of this discussion assumes there is a specific "Mac sound". Since I've listened to only one Mac amp in my life I don't honestly know. But I'd guess if you lined up 10 different models of Mac amps you'd get 10 different sounding amps. Some may even sound more like a brand different from Mac. Can't prove it without doing it. But I wouldn't be the least surprised that's the case. And if that is indeed the case, chances are pretty good if there is one Mac amp you don't like there is another Mac amp that you will. There is a chance I could be wrong about this. But I've never been wrong about anything before...ahem.

   I think your premise is erroneous, except for the parenthetical fudging that they might not "admit to it".  About the same time that this thread was started, I experienced a paradigm shift.  I'd been building Heathkits since the early 70's, adding mid-80's Luxmans to the mix, finally going digital HT in '99.  Sent one of my kids to Caltech with a stack of music CDs that I'd made for her (Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Miles Davis, Puccini, Barber, Ralph Vaughn Williams).  When she came home and listened to the new digital HT system, she was appalled, "Why does that sound so different from what I hear on my own system?"  I'd sent a mid-80s Luxman receiver with her to school.  That started my own return to analog and a search for great quality.  Like I said, it was just about the same time that this thread started.  Since then, I've gone through a number of different manufacturers of electronics and speakers, with the constant itch that we all have to trade up all the time.  That itch is finally gone, after over fifty years.  I'm using Mc C2200 and MC452 on Revel Salon 2 speakers in one setup, Mc C-22 and bridged MC275s on JBL Everest DD67000 in another setup. Late 70s Luxman separates on JBL L-300s in one bedroom, Mc 4100 receiver on JBL Project Array 1400s in another bedroom.  Mc 117 receiver on ProAc Response 2S in our travel trailer.  The only other electronics that I found pleasing over a fairly long period of time were Mark Levinsons.  Getting back to the original question of this thread, I suspect that there's little mention of Mc on audio threads is that there's a very high level of satisfaction with that gear when it's carefully chosen.  I have had a few less satisfying experiences with their gear - MC7270, MX134 - but after only a handful of missteps, I can say that I am perfectly happy with McIntosh.  Music is playing almost constantly on one system or another, sometimes on all of them at once, linked with Bluesound.  

  We have a second house, a frame farmhouse built in 1900.  Because of the age of that house, I am setting up a dead stock Dynaco system with PAS3, ST70 and A25 speakers, all of them in mint condition.  I acquired the speakers ten or fifteen years ago when I puchased some other Dynaco gear and have only just now discovered that they are brand new.  They were an afterthought, offered to me when I bought the electronics.  I wasn't really interested in them but the seller wanted to get rid of 'em, so I added a couple hundred for them.  Since I wasn't interested, I stuck 'em in the store room, and there they sat until a few days ago.  We have finished a restoration of that old house and it occurred to me that a really old middle of the road system would be perfect for it.  I remembered those old speakers and dug them out.  When I opened the boxes, I was shocked to see that they've never been removed before.  This stuff is really, really fun, isn't it?