I have had a couple 1911's over the years and now just have one that is a family heirloom, a Colt 1911 made in 1914 according to the serial number. I respect them for what they are: a great design that has stood the test of time.
But for my actual use I prefer a revolver, Smith & Wesson specifically and have some in all sizes and cailbers. When I feel like a semi-auto I have a couple Glocks that get used frequently too. I have been shooting for over 40 years and these are my choices based on my preferences. Your choices will likely be different, but try to shoot some of everything when you have the opportunity so YOU can make your own choices not just what is popular at the moment. The past few years I have spent most of my shooting time in rifle competition and practicing the same, so the handguns have seen way too much rest!