The 1911 is definitely an enthusiast's model; it is not a good choice for the shooter who isn't interested in studying the platform and becoming proficient in maintaining and occasionally tweaking the gun. Those folks are better off with pistols like Glocks and M&Ps.
I agree. I am a compulsive tinkerer, fixer. I get bored with a gun that never has any problems. That is why I like Colt 1911's, they have given me many
opportunities to keep me busy over the years.