lluv2pilot, I can disagree with you one with at least one pilot. A DL
pilot I talked to was much happier flying the MD
-88 instead of the 737, he said because of the handling and the quietness of the plane.
I personally prefer the MD
-80s to any Boeing product because of how quiet it is, especially if you sit in front of the wing. On most Boeing jets, when sitting coach you are either right in front of the engines (loud), over the wings (can't see down), or behind the engines (loud). Of course I always sit window seat.