Yeah they really are. Too bad most people are ignorant and just assume they're all vicious fighting dogs.
I used to defend pits until I was blue in the face but then a "super sweet natured" one took a disliking to my special ed little brother and tried to rip out his throat. It took 3 grown men to get the dog off of him. Permanent damage. I love all dogs but will never look at a pit the same again and will ALWAYS be cautious around one.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." ~Ernest Hemingway