Shane, I own a p229 Elite (stainless w/rosewood grips) in .40. I absolutely love that gun - by far my favorite to shoot and carry even with the added weight! I strongly vote for the Elite Dark - but I have to warn against the TFO sights - I have had ALOT of bad experience with those.
Good on ya! The 229 is never a bad choice, but I hope you are young and strong because that stainless frame is gonna make a lasting impression on your hip! Buying the .40 barrel was a good move, too!I ended up buying a P229 Elite in .40 and a .357 barrel. I also picked up a new P225 with night sights at the shop while I was there. Will get the G32 this weekend.