Yes. I'll agree that Colt is the best buy for under 2K or even around 1K. Kimber falls around the same price range. I've hand a springfield since I turned 21 and was legal to by and own my own. It's not flashy, it's not expensive. At that time it was 450.00. In the first six months I must have put around 2000 to 2500 rounds through it. Not one problem, no glitch, nothing. Now I did notice that it felt alittle rough when I slowly ran the slide back and eased forward. So for 80.00 and a week later I had a professional class A gunsmith polish the feed ramp, deburr the slide and frame, and lighten the trigger to about 2lbs. Now just like before no problems, but now it's more efficient. It performs as good if not better than the 1k or 2k 1911's. Bottom line is if you want a flashy gun that you may not like for some reason, go ahead spend a grand or two. Everyone knows 1911 is about the design, the simplicity of the weapon. Spend a little money on one a test it see if it is what you want. You can get a quality MILSPEC for less than 600.00. If you like it spend some more money on it and it will preform better than that 2k Colt. To say one Manufacture is better than the next is opinion. Actually I haven't heard a bad response towards any brand of 1911. Oh one thing my uncle has always told me. Check the Slide to see if it has a tight fix on the barrel when the slide is forward. Push on the barrel from the ejection port. If the barrel doesn't push in or shift or shake, the weapon shows for great accuracy. I shoot the MILSPEC Springfield, love it, wouldn't trade it for nothin.
If you can remember how many weapons you have? You Don't have enough. Breathe, Squease, and Move on.