This does seem to be a bit of a phenomena. Person X uses brand Z and has no issues. Person Y uses the same products and has a nightmare.
So there are three main possibilities
Rider X rides differently to rider Y
Brand Z has variable QC
Rider Y isn't fitting the parts the same as rider X
The pawl springs are a well known issue and yet not one that I've had despite generally breaking anything that can break.
Similarly broken XC axles. Again no problem for me. Never broken one .
Snapped flanges I've experienced twice though both times on hubs used heavily for 5+ years
Boiling brakes. Again not something I've experienced despite using hope almost exclusively since 1996 on many bikes.
So in conclusion.. PP die whatever reason, Hope clearly don't get on with you so I think you're doing the right thing switching to Shimano.