I own both the Kahr P380 and Ruger LCP. Both have Crimson Trace lasers installed. IMO, the Kahr P380 is the much better gun, for the reasons you specified. The trigger is MUCH better and I have a much easier time shooting it. Aside from one hiccup on the 3rd round, the LCP has been very reliable. My P380 had one Federal JHP fail to go back into battery. I simply pressed the slide release and it was fine.
I don't think you could go wrong with either, but the LCP is a much better bargain.
I also should note that I don't rear pocket carry either of them. I find it very uncomfortable when I sit with either. I usually carry them in my left front pocket and they disappear.