It depends what you want the gun for. If you just want a basic reliable revolver for home defense then Rossi is a decent no frills inexpensive choice. I have a 971, have shot a few thousands rounds thru over the 2 years I've owned it with no problems. It was accurate right out of the box and remains so.
That said, The Rossi is not built as precisely as the classic S&Ws, nor is it built to be as indestructible as a Ruger. I have no problem recommending a new Rossi but take it for what it is, like basic transportation, it's a Corolla, not a Ford 150, or a sports car.
Regards the Bersa 380, I have one and it's a good piece, easy to carry, and reliable. Over several gun forums, I've read many favorable comments about Bersa in general and especially about the .380. It may just be they aren't that popular but in fact I really can't recall any serious negative comments about Bersas of any caliber. Just based on what I've read, Bersas may be one of the best values in firearms out there, which is not the same as saying they are the best available.