Dude, seriously. I"ve been researching 1911's for a couple of months. I've done alot of readings on reviews and the like on 1911.com and other forums. Plus I've read reviews on gunsale shops. My very knowledgeable gunsmith for over 30yrs has also advised me. "Do not get a springfield 1911." The springfields are a crapshoot, loose tolerances, and problems out of the box. The Taurus or para is better according to what I've read and been told.
Personally, I'm going with a kimber. The kimber is the best deal for the package from the extensive research I've done and I'm pretty anal.
Just giving you more to consider. Also check out Dan Wessons. If a couple hundred bucks is what's holding you up, just wait and it'll be worth it.
Just trying to help and not trying to be obstanate. I want you to get the best bang for the buck.
FYI, I'm putting my kimber on 3month lay away tomorrow!! WOOT!!