I was just like u a few weeks ago. I actually bought a polymer sub compact .45 a couple months ago. After reading alot and shooting a para, springfield, and s&w 1911, I was sold on the 1911. But everyone has their own opinions and things they want from their gun. The thing I loved about the 1911 was how smooth they are. I went out and bought a Springfield .45 5" and have been very impressed with it. That's just my experience.