I have carried a 1911, in one configuration or another, my entire adult life, except for occasionally switching off to revolvers, and now I'm 73. Last year I switched back to 357 revolvers but still occasionally carry the Kimber, which has an honored place on my nightstand. Undoubtedly I'll eventually go back to the Kimber.
I agree, IMHO there is no other pistol that has proven itself like John Browning's brain child.
Good reading, thanks for posting.