Congrats on the new purchase! I've been shooting my XD's for the past 11 months and neither of them have had any problems.
I'm glad to hear your wife likes to shoot!Thanks Defender, the wife and I went to the range and she was trying a few different 9mm's and was leaning towards getting a Glock 9mm compact till the salesguy placed a XD9 into her hands. She loved the feel and grip. Now she can't wait to test it next time we are there.
Happy birthday, Matt!My birthday is on Friday.