I went back and forth between Kimber and Glock, then chose Kimber. I have owned several of each, and now own none of either brand. I am a fan-boy of no brand, but do love brands which work, and provide me with no drama. I want a weapon that is at least reasonably accurate, and boringly reliable.
Kimbers are, at best, a third-rate 1911. Even third-rate is OK with me, if they work reliably. Only one of my three Kimbers could be made reliable enough to trust as a street carry gun, and then, only if I used Metalform 7-round magazines, and ONE particular Colt 7-round magazine. (Yes, I tried Wilson mags, plus others.) Another Kimber only worked with Metalforms, and the third only worked with McCormick Power Mags. The Kimbers were notably accurate, but that was all that could be said in their favor, overall. Some scoff, and say user error. Well, then, why did my Colts run reliably, and my SAI and Les Baer TRS run at 100%? I can run a 1911, if it will run with me; my three Kimbers did not want to run.
Glocks are a top-tier handgun, but even Glock produces the occasional drama queen, and Glock as a company can be too proud to admit a mistake, such as chronic malfunctions in a certain range of the G22, which Glock quietly corrected, without admitting fault, by placing stronger springs in G22 mags after a certain point in production. The stronger mag spring fixed the symptom, not the root problem, of course, but fixed is fixed, I reckon.
I got away from Glocks because they just don't fit me as well as other handguns which are reliable, top-tier handguns. I might even return to Glock, someday, but would have to find the right goo to re-shape some places on the frame. (In essence, I need a very slim, small, subtle Glock equivalent of what a Tyler T-grip does for a revolver, and build-up underneath the grip tang a similar amount, while not increasing te reach to the trigger.) I would also avoid the .40, staying
with 9mm, the cartridge that Glock used to become great.
So, I figure that Kimber is over-rated because it presents itself as top-tier, when it is not, even though its fan-boys think so, and Glock is over-rated because the fanboys think Glock is perfection, when Glock is merely top-tier, sharing that position with other good pistols.