I purchased a KelTec P11 at the recommendation of a former police/swat officer. The more you want to know about a gun, the more you need to see it for yourself and handle it to make sure it's right for you.
I'd say go to a gun shop and ask questions, explain that you're not buying, just pricing and researching before making a final decision. Another option is to go to a local firing range, and see if they have one you can rent for about an hour. Target practice with it for an hour, and make your decision based on what you think.
Everyone has their own opinion about guns, the only way to know if you'll like it is to try it.