I think the Model 19 is a great weapon, and that everyone should own at least one at least once. Those that decide to get rid of them should do so at their own peril.
Personal story: Early in my gun collecting, I bought a very nice Ruger Security Six 6" barrel. I loved shooting that gun, but because it wasn't what I wanted at the time, I sold it. The gun I thought I wanted was a Sig 250. I ended up selling the Sig, and have since kicked myself for selling the Ruger. Don't be like me. Don't let go of a great quality revolver for a piece of tupperware.