Oooh, I'm going to spam your thread just to watch the fur fly!
Seriously, though, you kind of have to define the "market" that you're looking at. In the production market, Colt, Kimber and Springfield all come highly recommended. You already mentioned them. There's also the Remington R1, the Ruger SR1911, Dan Wesson, S&W and Sig. I'm sure I'm forgetting a few.
Moving up in price, you find Les Baer, Nighthawk, Wilson Combat, and Guncrafter. There's also Rogers Precision, and Hunter Customs (though I don't think he's taking new 1911 orders right now. Bob can correct me if I'm wrong.)
The list goes on and on, but the first question is: What purpose? What you need in a CCW may be totally different than if you're looking to shoot one in competition.
There's a very good buyer's guide here: http://www.1911addicts.com/showthrea...u-1911-addicts