I just ordered my G23 through a local place that honors the LE/MIL pricing program I paid $442 total and it should be here in about a week. I have been shooting my friends 27 and really liked it except that it felt too small in my hand. I have holsters that fit both my 19/23 and was concealing my 19 comfortably so the 23 being the same size just a tad heavier should feel about the same. I cant wait to shoot it. Now my 19 has a big brother!
Excellent choice. My wife and I both have 23's and 27's. I like the way the 23 feels in my hand, but I mostly carry a 27 with Pierce +1 magazine extension because it's a little easier to conceal under a tee shirt.
I envy you. (where is the envy smiley face?) I really like the size of the 23. I have a 27. I couldn't get comfortable with the grip until I added the Pearce grip extender to the mags, but they still don't extend the backbone.