I'll add, its easy to work on. My wife installed the replacement bolt-hold open lever - part was $2. My wife is not a gun person, and only did it because its her 10-22. Of all the guns I've ever bought with her in mind ... don't look at me like that ... her 10-22 Compact is the only one she claims.
If you go to an Appleseed shoot, you'll see lots of 10/22s on the line, a lot of them stock. The rotary mag is super handy for reloads during transitions on a course of fire. And the reliability factor is key - I've yet to see a 10/22 taken off the line for repair/maintenance during a shoot. Marlin 60 is the next popular one at Appleseed.
I've got 3 right now, mine is a TD with TSR sights, and action work. Wife's compact TD with custom walnut stock, shortened barrel, FO sights, AO scope, jewelled and radiused bolt, action work. And my son's early edition with see through rings and a Bushnell scope, unmodified. Tens of thousands of rounds through them with nary a hiccup ... its hard not to like. The mags on my son's are probably 40 years old, and still work like brand new - that's rare for me, particularly given the round count.