Pretty happy with my Ural and haven't had any issues, minus a bent trunk key. I can see the frustration though.
What I can't see is anyone saying that Ural maintenance is complicated. This is the easiest bike to work on that I've ever owned, and I'm no mechanic.
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'67 Bonnie, '68 Tiger, (position vacant), '07 Bonnie/Cargo Hack, '11 Ural Gear-Up, '13 Husqvarna TR650 and a deep lust for more