I have no interest in owning any crunchenticker (traditional DA pistol) from any manufacturer, nor any of the "LEM" or "DAK" guns. I tried Ship's vaunted Walther P99 last week, and was similarly unimpressed.
I don't have any use for any revolvers, since I think they are obsolete (which isn't the same as useless) for defense and I don't hunt.
I like 1911s for recreational/competition guns, but I mainly spend my range time with my defense guns. In my experience in my own shooting, at various training courses, and in competitions, 1911s just aren't as reliable as more modern designs
Basically, if someone gave me just about any free gun, I would sell/trade it to get (a) more training, (b) cases of practice ammo, or (c) a gun built on one of my favored platforms - Glock 9mm, KelTec .380, or AR15.
Basically, I wouldn't be horrorstruck if I were issued a P99, but it's far from my first choice. There just didn't seem to be anything especially distinguishing about it. Kinda like the Steyr M series.
Personally, I'd prefer - in rough order - Glock (obviously), 1911, CZ75, XD, HK P7, or Kahr.
As someone else complained about the P99 but only tried the QA - give the A/S a chance before marking it off your list. Hell, I am a P99 fanatic, and even "I" don't like the QA.
At the 2006 ShotShow, they changed their mind and stated they would start importing the A/S again. No one really saw any until the Spring of 06. I got a 2006 model about 3 months or so ago. They are available again, but in limited numbers and only in black. U won't really see em on store shelves, but if your store has more than 1 distributor that they deal w/, they can order U one easily (thats what I did).
I find them to be the most attractive plastic fantastic currently on the market. That's a lot coming from a diehard revolver fan.