I personally carry a Kimber but I love XD's as well. The big difference for me was the thickness in the XD. I trusted my life with an XD and always will. I trust my life with me Kimber and carry it daily. If the XD felt good to you, check it out, your weapon needs to fit you. If the 1911 does, go with it. Find the gun that fits you the best. The one that feels so good in your hand you don't want to let go.
If the pain is lacking so is the discipline...
"the only 911 call I need is chambering a round" - Mr. Muller, MO car dealer