wvsig, I think I know what you're talking about with regard to the trigger. I do very much like it on my RIA 1911, and with all the talk about triggers around here, I never knew what all the fuss was about until I shot one. Granted, it's only a .22, but it is a genuine 1911 frame .22.
I do not mind the look of the STI. The only concern I had looking at it were that the sights don't look like something that would work in a concealed carry and might snag on things, so they'd have to get replaced with some novak 3-dot sights.