Never really considered one
I never thought I would want one until a few weeks ago when a guy at the range let me shoot his. I think it was a Springfield XD. I only shot 4 or 5 rounds, but it impressed me somewhat. My main objections are cost and availability of ammo. Also I have 9mm, 38Sp, 357mag, and 45acp. I can't justify to myself a 357Sig or 40S&W which I consider intermediate/alternative calibers. Neither caliber is bad in my opinion and if I didn't already have what I have and wanted only one hand gun I might look at either closely. I would probably in that case go with the 40S&W. Maybe the 357Sig is a solution waiting for a problem, but it is, I think, not a bad solution.
This is my gun. There are many like her, but this one is mine.
I'm not old. I'm CLASSIC!