I would recommend the Smith and Wesson. What turns me away from Kimber, and I think the same thing does for others, is that all their firearms only have a one year warranty. Also the fact that their firearms command a high sum that is on par with Colt, but their firearms are more of a hit or miss whereas Colt's are always a hit.
"It's a gun you loaded on Sunday, and shot all week."
"If God didn't create man equal then Sam Colt had made them equal."
"Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything."