And I suppose you think the Ruger is a better deal? I remember when the Ruger single action, the Redhawk, the Mini-14, the M7, the Red Label, the Gold Label, et cetera came on the market. The were all OKAY, but by no means great guns. Ruger has never made a great gun. Are we supposed to now believe that Ruger is making a GREAT 1911 for $600? Because Kimber was known for making GREAT rifles before they got into 1911's, and the Kimber CII is a GREAT gun for $750 - 800.
I agree you can pay a lot for bling with the high-end Kimbers, but there is no better deal, day in and day out, than the CII.