I was thinking about it myself. I started with the 1911 back in the 70's and it took work and money to really make one stand out. I kind of pushed it aside, kept one around, but didn't "follow" what was going on because I was busy with other pursuits. I refocused on handguns a few years ago and started back with guns that performed as well as the modified 1911s of my youth. One day I discovered that I could buy a 1911, that shot as well (and some much better) than the modified ones, in the same price range as the other guns, and not that much more than I put , in 1970s dollars, into the old ones. I could get that right out of the box. Everything I wanted in 1979 that was a "custom" feature is now over the counter. Huzzzah and Hossanna's we have reached the 1911 promised land!