I just went to the LGS today and had a little friend follow me home. I bought the little Sig P238 in the all black Nitron finish with the cheap plastic grips. The same gun with the rosewood grips looked much better, but it was $50 more. I think I can remedy the grip situation for a lot less than $50.
I just took it apart and scourged it with solvent and gun scrubber to get all the heavy oils out. I lubed it back up and now it's getting worked over by racking the slide continuously and dry firing. I hope to have everything nice and smoothed out before the first trip to the range.
Pics will follow this weekend after I fix the problem with the grips.