I like the M&P 22
Got mine about 6 weeks ago and really like it. I bought it because it was similar is size to my larger autos and wanted to have a lower cost option for shooting while still having an auto that was close in size to my larger calibers. It is a newer gun but if you search the web you will see review after review with only good things to say about it. I also plan on introducing my wife to shooting handguns this summer and this is going to be her starter platform.