I bought my wife a S&W PPK several years ago. Haven't had a problem with it. Both of us like it. It's worked flawlessly.
Smith did have a recall (forgot what it was for) and I sent ours back. Other then that zero problems.
I like the looks too. Ammo is cheap even if you don't load for it.
CPT USAR Ret
USAMU Sniper School Oct '78
Distinguished Rifle Badge 1071