Ah, I was wondering when this thread would appear - I saw the exact same thread on another forum last week...
I can sympathize with you if you are not interested in 1911s. It's a cult, almost - I wasn't interested in them when I first got into guns in the early 1990s. It was Glock all the way, and then Berettas.
But, after I had a few guns, I discovered that most serious shooters were into 1911s. All those pics of em in the magazines finally got my attention, and I started to look at em. I finally got a Mil Spec in 1996 or early 97 after my inlaws alet me shoot a Colt they had. I was hooked. The trigger and accuracy was amazing
Since then, I have had a few float thru my hands. And, occassionally, there will be some headaches along the way. But, they are not as trouble prone as you may be lead to believe. I have had a Beretta Vertec that was a pain in the butt last February. I ended up selling it. I had a jammamatic Glock 17 as my very 1st gun in 1994. All brands can have a problem.
That being said, if you ever get into 1911s, U will like all those articles. I read all of them in Dec before my last purchase