STI is MUCH better than Kimber - oh yea.
While there are tons of Kimber fans, they seem to have a higher % of complaints than some other brands. No gun maker is perfect, but I have felt that buying a Kimber is like rolling the dice a bit..
I had bad luck with one, and I had a friend that tried 3, and none fed hollow points.
STIs are sweet and are a league above Kimber.