You are right. In all respects. John Browning is known to have said that his autoloading shotgun was, in his opinion, his most successful design. I think he might have been right. The gun will happily beat itself to death with minimal maintenance. I have heard of some from the 20's and 30's that were essentially never cleaned, and worked perfectly. My Savage, built on the Remington version, was made sometime before the war and somebody shot the hell out of it. New springs and a repaired forearm (9" long crack in it) had it back up and running again.
The original A5 design, with all its variants and licenses, was made for very nearly 100 years. It ranks right up there with the best of the best in terms of ruggedness and reliability.
I don't know if this new one will be as legendary. It better be, if they are going to bring the name out of retirement.