To my mind the point of diminishing return in the 1911 world is $1500 to $2000 mark, which is about where DW falls. I have 1911s that range from $500 to $4000 and there's a difference fit and finish, but no meaningful difference in performance. In fact, I've had more issues with my Wilson than with my RIA, SA or Kimbers. My DWs and EBs have been perfect in form and function. Really for any 1911 above $1500 all you're buying is bragging rights and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.