No it's not worth $800.
That's the thing that gets me with Kimber, they use a ton of MIM parts, put lousy finishes on their 1911's and even give you a nice plastic mainspring housing for all the money you paid.
I've had them and the only real difference between a $700 Kimber and a $1500 Kimber is a slightly different finish (maybe), they might put night sights on it for you and a few cosmetic changes, like the style of checkering used, otherwise same gun and they furnish you with only 1 junky magazine. They call their full size "Custom" yet they're about as custom as a big mac at McD's.
They shoot okay, but for the price there are better options.
Glocks and Revolvers