I like the Kimbers as well - I have owned three over the years and still have two of those.
There have been some sketchy reports of some folks getting a problem gun from Kimber lately, but I haven't been able to discern if that was personal bias or a true problem.
Kimber, I believe, has a one year warranty on their basic firearms, lifetime on something breaking outright.
For the money, I think they are making one of the best 1911's on the market - but it does cost a bit more than some other 1911's that are out there as mentioned above.
However, I now also own three Nighthawks and I wouldn't trade them for ANYTHING in the 1911 world...