Welcome to DC from another Cincinnatian.
Dont forget the G36. It is a 45 ACP subcompact from Glock.
If it were me, I'd buy a Glock but I also wouldnt get caught up the the "fan clubs" and not buy the gun than suits your needs best because of the brand. As long as its a reputable make and model, go for it. I dont care for the XD at all, but that doesnt mean its not a good choice for you.
PM me if you want to know where to get the best service/prices in the area. (It aint the place in Sharonville)