Tried a CZ SP01 Tactical today.
DA/SA like the 226 but with a much smoother trigger in DA (but maybe a tad too light in SA); the mass of the gun help to absorb the recoil - the overall impression was very satisfactory.
AND most importantly...
I'm finally hitting to the center of the target
Ergonomics are indeed something that needs to be factored in! Next tuesday I will do a final A/B vs. the 226 I used to rent and see how much difference there actually is between these two....