No matter what anyone says, American effectively killed the MD-11 program. The first planes didn't meet range specs, Douglas offered PIPs which corrected the problem. However, American kept insisting that the plane had problems, when most, if not all the problems were corrected by the PIPs. The MD-11 provided exceptional payload capacity. Example, a flight Dallas-Santiago could leave with more than enough cargo and max passengers + gas, and still be under MGTOW by 30,000 lbs!
Have you ever flown any other plane before and had mechanical problems? How about the L1011? I seem to recall you being a big fan of the L1011, yet that plane was delayed, or cancelled more than any other airplane in Delta's fleet. You certainly would rather find out about a hydro problem on the ground than in the air, right? And if you don't like the MD-11, why on earth did you book a leg on it?