MGMorden: How is the accuracy on your 9L? I recently purchased one and am not entirely impressed. Might just be because im used to shooting my 1911's.
It's been ok for me, but I haven't really shot it for groups yet. As far as competition use, I can keep a shot in the A-zone at 25 yards or knock down steel plates as long as I hold the shot steady, so its been good there
That said, I think I will opt to get the fitted barrel from Apex once they come out with it (which I've heard will be announced at Shot Show 2012). I've heard that the Storm Lake barrels give a minimal improvement for the price.
I will say that I can shoot the M&P a lot better after getting new sights and an Apex trigger kit in it.