I think the poll is too broad and should be focused on specific models.
I had a PT92 FS for a short time. A great shooting pistol that never jammed. I put about 500 rounds through it in a couple of months. Love that 5" barrel.
I only paid $435 including tax. In my opinion it is the best value for a full sized 9mm. I liked shooting it, but I traded it away because it was too much work to get to the firing pin and extractor. But that's because it's a Beretta design.
Experience is a very bad teacher because it first gives you the test and then teaches you the lesson.