I like 1911s because they are fun to shoot.
The first guns I ever shot were Glock 19 and 17. Don't get me wrong, they were good guns and I did like them. I rented different guns when I went to the range to try out a bunch of different types of Glocks. The man there said if I could do that well with a 9mm, I might try increasing the caliber if I was comfortable. He said his daughter preferred a .40 and I might like it, too. I tried that out; wasn't too impressed. One day, while I was mulling over the choices at the counter, the lady there pulled out a 1911 (.45) and told me it was a really fun gun to shoot. I had never even heard of a 1911. I decided to try it out and my first five shots hit the center of the target. I liked the Glocks, but I loved the 1911. The lady was right; after that, I knew I was going to buy one.
I ended up buying a Springfield Armory 1911 (.45) in stainless steel. It is beautiful, enjoyable to shoot, and I personally am more accurate with it.
It is also worth mentioning that I take my dad to the range with me- he and I took a class together and we both shot for the first time then. He also tried out a bunch of different guns and I made him try out the 1911 as well. He now owns three.