I use a Pixel 6, and used a Pixel 3a before that. Both were rock solid for me, and I haven't had any issues with them.
The fingerprint on the 6 was spotty when I first got it, but it improved substantially with firmware updates. Battery is good, but could be great. I assume this is because of the modem not being as efficient as it should be, but I still get 2 to 2.5 days of battery life easy.
One piece of advice would be to be skeptical when you only read negative reviews online. Think about it: I'm a happy user of the Pixel 6, I don't care about going around telling everyone how good my phone is. It's the people who are facing issues that will take to the Internet to complain. That makes it so the only things you'll see about it are the negative ones most of the time, not the silent majority who are just using and enjoying their devices.
That's just my opinion, anyway.