I have the same model that you have, and I really like mine too. I'm not so sure i would buy a semi-auto ruger, but I don't see any reason to have anything BUT ruger revolvers!
The only thing I don't like about mine is the accuracy. I feel like I should be able to shoot way better than I do with it. I shoot better with the lightweight hammerless S&W .38 special than I do with this thing, even when i'm shooting it single action. And I'm WAY better with my glock, but I figure that's just because i've had much more practice with it.
I still love the gun though. I usually just keep it between the seat and the console in the car so it's easy to get to if I need it in the car, and I would only have to stick it right up to someone's gut and pull the trigger in that situation anyway.
Also, had the gun ever been fired before you took that picture? If it had, I HAVE to know how you cleaned up the front of the cylinder ike that!