I don't think I'd ever own a $5000 1911--- I though spending $2600 on my Wilson was crazy. I had Terry Tussey build my Para P14 for less than that! If I had to do it all over again I'd had just bought the CQB and called it good.
But I'm with the above poster when he said
I know I wouldn't buy one if one is all I could afford
, because 1911's are more addictive than caffeine! You start off with one the next thing you know you have 5!