OK, I did say I reserved the right to change my mind
. I stopped by a favorite local GS today and saw a Kimber Eclipse Custom II. Wow, it is a great looking gun. It fits and feels really good in my hand. This gun will run near $1K but I am giving it serious consideration.
The way it looks, it will likely be some time (weeks at least) before I could get my hands on the series E S&W. So....get the Kimber or wait