First of all, safe "to you", is likely, safe "for you"... at least at this point in your learning curve.
The part of your post, that I dont get, is where you say, "It felt like all creep, with no resistance at the break point. The only way I knew it "fired" was by the hammer dropping."
A "creepy" trigger does not feel that way. It feels gritty and unpredictable. Like, there are so many bumps in the road, you don't quite know where you are. If all you feel is the break, and the hammer drops, you have a great, 1911, SA trigger under your finger.
I'm just going on what youve said, and a little bias, based on the recent STI pistols I've shot. While they don't tend to exhibit Les Baer trigger characteristics, they don't exactly stink.
Tell us more. It seems like a gun one could fall in love with. Although, the price hike is dispensable.