I recently bought a HP 380 just to see what all the fuss was about. For $140, I'm impressed. Shoots nice, functions well. It IS heavy, and slightly ugly, but so what? I have a Beretta 96, if I needed to impress someone. (I don't)
I would never buy a HP, when I can get a CZ-82 shipped to me for less than $200.00
Also...9X18 is cheaper than 380.