Yes, it's way past my bedtime, but I'll be quick with this.
If you are around gun circles for a while, you hear a lot of stuff. Some of its good information, but some of it...
One widely circulated bit of "common knowledge" is that revolvers are the bee's knees for newby shooters. They are stronger, simpler to operate, and don't malfunction.
Revolvers, due to design, can often handle more powerful cartridges, but that is not the same thing as being "stronger". Let me give you an example.
If you take something like a decent 1911 autoloader, you can fire perhaps TENS OF THOUSANDS of rounds with only simple maintenance like replacing springs, and eventually, your barrel. You may eventually wear out the ole warhorse, but it'll take some doing. There are Glocks out there with excess of 100,000 rounds through them.
Strong? Take a decent autoloader, and slam it sideways up against a wall. As long as you don't hit the barrel, you've probably only scratched/dented the finish and maybe knocked a sight off. You can probably go right back to shooting. If you try this with a revolver, don't shoot it, unless you have a long string, and something to hide behind.
Are revolvers "simpler to operate"? No, I don't think so. Maybe simpler to understand, but that means something different. Let's look at reloading. If you have a spare magazine, you can get pretty much any duty-sized semiautomatic back up and rolling in less than two seconds. Revolvers aren't as fast, and they don't hold as many rounds, so you'll need to reload quicker, anyway.
Revolvers are mechanical devices. As such, they are subject to failure. I have actually had a greater appreciation for revolvers in recent years, but I still have many more rounds through semiautos. And in my drastically fewer revolver rounds, I've had some malfunctions, usually light-strike failures to fire. Worse CAN happen, though.
Buddy Byron fired a Model 57 that was out of time enough to spray fragments from his fired bullet into his face. I wasn't there at the time, but I saw the blackened holes in his cheek. He was certainly glad he had been wearing eye protection!
Revolvers do have a place. They make great close-range hunting or woodswalking pieces, and some folks are able to use them for self-defense. They certainly have a niche, but they are no more magic than any other tools ever made. With the exception of Kim Breed knives.