I've heard the same thing about Kimbers from several W. coast area stores, but other people will swear by kimber.
Then you have a few people knocking Colts.. I LOVE my Colt. The machining on my new 01091 was not as nice (and heavy duty) as my Double Eagle; I sent it back and they made it MORE than right.
Like I posted above, I've wanted a Para Ordance for ages, and I finally pick mine up tomorrow!