I am not a fan of the 1911. Never have been and probably never will. It may be the only pistol you buy new then have to send to an expert to make work, at a cost of $1,000.00 or more. Not comfortable to hold, not comfortable to shoot. And there are scores of other makes and models out there that do the job much better.
Except for being a WWII icon I can see no reason for it's popularity.
I would be happy to put a non-firing replica on my wall for it's historical significance.