Well, I may have answered my own question this afternoon. I was out in the field working and swung by Picket weaponry and they had a new M&P .45. Man, that is a slick dude right there. Comparing it to the XD just by look and feel it is crazy how nice the M&P feels. It just sits nice in your hand and in my opinion is a much more handsome gun. If it shoots as good as it looks, I may just have to pull the trigger (Pun intended) on one of those. It also seems to be a little more comfortable to carry, as it is much smoother and looks to be narrower than the XD.