IMO the Glock and XD are about tit for tat in quality. It just depends on which you like better. The higher bore axis on the XD is definitely a con, the grip safety is a pro for some people and a con for others.
Yes, I own a Glock now but I am in no way bashing the XD, I actually want one really bad
BTW the XD was not a Springfield design,
according the to 2001 edition of Gun Digest, the XD was originally imported from Croatia by Intrac Arms of Knoxville, Tennessee, and marketed by a company called HS America. The XD's original name was the HS2000 and it was identical to today's XD except the HS2000 did not have an accessory rail.