I've flown DC-10-30 with Canadian, CPAir and Air New Zealand(that was about a year before the crash in '79). And there never were any problems with those planes on those trips I took. I felt just as comfortable on the DC-10 as on an L-1011 TriStar. Although, I wish that they'd taken better care of their interiors more often - on one flight, my folding tray came off suddenly. Thankfully, meals and drinks weren't being served at that time. In short, I wouldn't have any problem with flying on those planes.
However, my parents are a different kettle story altogether. My mom has told me that flying on a DC-10 makes her nervous, and my dad once booked a flight a few years ago from LAX to SYD on an Air New Zealand 747-400, to avoid being stuck on a DC-10 from YVR to SYD via HNL.(CP used to fly these all the way down to SYD until the mid-90s. Later, it was just to HNL, with the HNL-SYD run beig codeshared by a Qantas 747-200)
No, I'm not the same "Boeing 777" who initially posted this topic(compare the user profiles if you wish). I initially posted my username over a month ago, completely unaware that there was another user with the same username, as he hasn't posted nearly as much as I have.