Doc precribed lipitor (atorvastatin) 20mg for my "bit too high" cholesterol over the last 3 yrs (at least).Why're so many (-)ve reviews about the med?

Wrong. Unless you have diabetes, established heart or vascular disease, or a familial syndrome wih extremely elevated cholesterol, a 28 year old should not be on drug therapy for their cholesterol. Lipitor (atorvastatin) is an excellent medicine, but like all medicines, it's not right for everybody.