In general their quality control is hit and miss. They have gotten better in the last few years but it's still an issue. I also believe they are overpriced to help pay for the multitude of ads they run in every gun magazine.
If they work they are a good gun, if they don't it may be simple or a major screwup. I personally dislike their firing pin safety, Colt tried it and abandoned it 80 years ago. It works off the grip safety so 2 things can happen, one is if you have a problem fully depressing the safety you can either ding up the blocking plunger or get no primer hit. The other is if you have a problem in the lockwork like a catastrophic sear failure or a Bubba trigger job that causes the hammer to drop (as opposed to catching the 1/2 cock safety notch), you will get an unintentional discharge if you're holding the gun.
They do make some without the FP safety but I don't know which models. Personally for $1400 I'd look to a Colt or Springfield, with Colt being built to original specs moreso than most guns out there. VA Marine has a post somewhere in here about Kimbers and I agree with what he says.