I personally think there is WAY too much emphasis placed on German made vs. American made. I couldn't care less. Have you had experience with both or anyone you know or are you just listening to the internet know it alls that obviously DON'T know everything they think they do or they would have opened their very own gun manufacturer years ago and made perfect weapons for us all down here in reality !!!
Another internet "it has to be true" discussion. Belgian Brownings are superior to Japanese Brownings. Bull crap, a full load of it.
I ride a Harley, I love my Harley. Years ago I bought the 2001 Honda Goldwing 1800 when it first came out. Sold it a year later, my Harley Ultra has 65,000 miles on it, I ride, not pose like some Harley owners. And I usually have a 2nd bike in the garage also, keeps the miles down on the Harley.
When asked what bike was better, I always reply, " The Honda was WAY faster tho' a little heavier, handled WAY better, stopped way quicker, was more dependable, cruise works better. But, I prefer my old technology Harley, personal preference, but I'm NOT ignorant enough to tell anyone the Harley with all it's outdated technology, is anywhere near as nice as a Honda Goldwing. But, think of it like this, guys over 45 years old. Would you prefer a MINT 1968 Pontiac GTO or that new, far advanced model? Personally I would take a mint shape $40,000.00 1968 GTO over the new one, but that's just me. I digress.
Get the Elite and love it, it'll do anything AND everything a German model will do. I had a P220 Elite and let it get away. I'll get another and don't care where it was built. I currently have a P220SAS, a P220 Scorpion and a P220 Equinox. I like me some P220's !!!