I am not going to try to sway anyone one way or the other on this subject. I just want to interject the fact the stainless Tomcat and the later wider blued Tomcats do not have the issue with cracked slides. I have forgotten the dimensions for the wider slide, but I have posted it on this forum in the past.
I believe the Tomcat is the only one of the pistols mentioned having the break barrel for loading a round. This helps some out there with limited strength to rack the slide.
The only other thought I will add is the .32 ACP is a pain to reload.