Well, ONE of the reasons.
The Mak has a lot of strikes against it. Tiny sights, DA/SA trigger, a Decocker, grip angle is like the horrid Gen 1 S&W Autos, a heel-clip magazine release, and it fires a somewhat anemic cartridge.
But here is what it has- Reliability. Affordability. It's easy to work on, and available. I have recommended Makarovs for years as a good choice for a low budget defensive automatic. Are there better choices? Sure. Is it better than most at it's pricepoint? Yes. As a matter of fact, I find it is probably the best at it's price.
If someone is on a Hi-Point budget, send them to a Makarov. Looking at a Bersa- suggest this as an option. Cheaper, and 9mmMak ammo is a LOT more available than .380 right now. If they are looking at a Taurus of any stripe- DEFINITELY send them toward the Mak.
I watched that video today and thought I'd share. Good stuff.