I've been shooting since 1978, and have never owned a 9. I've owned several G22s and a couple of G23s, and I like both sizes, but for my first 9, I want to go balls out and get the full-sized G17. Magazine capacity is part of it (I know I could put G17 mags in a 19, but I can't go there). I'm making some assumptions that owners may be able to confirm, or deny. I assume the 9 is inherently accurate. I also assume the 17 will be a soft-shooting gun, compared to 40 and 45. I assume it will be fun, for the reasons stated above. I don't have to assume it will be cheaper, because I hear that all the time. One of my reasons for buying a 9 is going to sound weird, but ever since I saw a Browning Renaissance Hi Power on the cover of a gun magazine in 1967, surrounded by shiny rounds of hardball, I've liked the shape of the cartridge. Not too fat (.45), not too blunt (.40), but juuuuuuuust right. Some testimonials would be appreciated. What else is there to do on a gun forum, but recycle the same stuff over and over again? If nothing pops up, I'll search on "Show us your G17s".