I love the 1911. It is one of the most beautiful pistols ever made, with low felt recoil, an ergonomic grip, and it points naturally in the hand. However, the 1911 is not a pistol for the casual shooter. The 1911 demands a dedicated user and diligent maintenance.
Also, few manufacturers make consistently reliable 1911s these days. The 1911 was designed in an era before mass production, which may be why the best 1911s tend to be hand-fitted and from custom or semi-custom shops like Wilson Combat.