While on the market for one, I made tons of research (for months) and decided on a Glock. After I handled it though, I knew I cannot buy it because it doesn't fit my hands well. It is too "blocky" for me.
Went back to the drawing board and narrowed my choice to 5 but eventually became 7. Of those, XDM came on top (cost, fit, recommendations, looks, etc. considered). Just placed my order in yesterday after waiting a week after deciding to see if my choice will change but it didn't. It was tough and wanted 2 weeks cool off time before buying but I gave in.
The contenders were:
Walther P99 (eliminated since I cannot find one to hold or test)
FN FNP9 (eliminated since I cannot find one to hold or test)