I have done a fair amount of research concerning which abstract algebra book to "settle down into"; that is, I wanted to pick an algebra text and really commit to it as my "primary text," more or less, and I have chosen Dummit and Foote's 3rd edition of Abstract Algebra.
My goal is to obtain a solid foundation in algebra at the beginning graduate level (I am self-learning). I have gone through a fair amount of John Durbin's Modern Algebra (6th ed.), but I know this is more of a "warm-up text." I have heard of algebra books by Herstein, Artin, etc., but I am no longer interested in a comparative analysis.
What are the chief drawbacks of using Dummit and Foote's text as my primary algebra text?
I know it has been criticized for being somewhat bland, but that it has a ton of excellent problems and examples and is fairly encyclopedic. I am more interested in mathematical drawbacks. Do they leave out any important topics in modern algebra? Does the book have extensive errata? Basically, what are the downsides of using this text? Preferably, I'd like to hear from people who have used this text before and have some background in abstract algebra who can look at my question from a more retrospective outlook.