If I were to buy another 1911, I think I would buy a S&W. I had a Springfield TRP earlier this year, and I really wasn't that impressed w/ it compared to prev 1911s I have had. Then, when Tripp Research messed it up, I totally got fed up w/ it.
Anyway, at the time, it was a toss up between the TRP and a S&W. I did a lot of research on them - and while soemone, someplace will always have a neg comment. I saw the fewest complaints and the most happy comments on the S&W compared to some of the other competing brands.