That's the beauty of guns...
There are three types, in my mind:
1) Functional Combat Tools
2) Pieces of art that go bang... usually
3) And the uncommon example of BOTH, a functional piece of art.
Like a Glock? You'll like a Hummer H2.
Like a Ruger Old Army with ivory grips and delicate engraving? You'll like a vintage Jaguar.
It's all about personal taste... My guns are all flat black. I drive a V8 American made SUV... I'll buy a stainless 1911 some day... but not as a carry gun. For the same reason I'd buy a classic Corvette. Is a stainless 1911 the best self-defense weapon availible today? No. Any new sports-sedan will whip a classic Corvette at the track, but it won't make people turn their heads as you drive by... That gorgeous 1911 with the expensive hand-checkered wood grips will turn lots of heads at the range...
I love them all, for their utility, and their artistry...
Except maybe for CZ's... lol
Damn, they're ugly!