I have an open mind on all brands (for the most part) and have had awesome driving experiences in several brands but this Focus is my first domestic car I've owned in 20 years and in less than a 100 miles the A/C compressor breaks so not a good start with my first Ford.
I'm partial to Toyota (173k on mu '99 4Runner and has been the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned and it's regularly off roaded) and Subi's (see sig) but I would never have a "hate" feeling toward any brands since that kind of ignorance could have you missing out on something good.
'12 Focus Red Candy SE Sport 5 spd
'99 Toyota 4Runner Sport
'11 Subaru WRX STI Hatch