lol only thing 'high end' about Kimbers is the MSRP. Kimbers are a fantastic production 1911 a bit overpriced though. Comparing any Pt1911 to a semi custom or above 1911 is laughable. I understand liking what you own but be realistic...
The point being that there are reliability problems with a lot of more expensive 1911's. For the money the PT1911 is a great gun. You can find plenty of posts on the internet about reliability issues on $2000 Les Baer 1911's.