Good points there, Sepulcrum. However, I can only add to the cons the experience with mine in particular. So far, I've shot about 20 mags out of it, and the mag is holding up well. Although I know from past experience with my Luger mag that they're not well built.
So you got the same one with the grooved slide and the extended, full-length frame?At worse, if you like the silver slide, you can always polish the paint off the side of your slide. I'm sure that's all they did with this model.