I do not agree. I like my Kimbers. I would recommend the Kimber brand to anyone as long as it fit their needs. As far as the Eclipse being notoriously prone to wear, I am not aware of that and I own three of them. I think that the Eclipse is one of the nicest looking models Kimber produces. I carry a Kimber Stainless Pro Carry II in a Galco leather holster. After six years of being in and out of the holster, you would never know it. I would be more concerned with its finish rather than the Eclipse. I will say that there are other options. There always are. I have several 1911s in my collection that are nice options. I cannot tell someone to buy a certain model, but I can say to buy what you feel comfortable buying.