For a few years I was a .40 S&W snob. Kind of. I guess.
I dig it because IMO, it really does blend the best attributes of 9mm and .45 cal.
And then... I read about how Navy SEALs carry 9mm +P. Now I am not quite as down on the 9 as I was. I still wont carry any .45 for defensive purposes though. I would just rather have a boat load of smaller rounds in the chute than having a "legend" on my hip.