Feels very natural in many peoples hand most folks can get a very good purchase on the pistol.
You really cannot beat a crisp single action trigger which is why it's a great competition gun or race gun.
I mean I can understand how someone can just love the handgun that won the second world war and the idea that dad or uncle had a 1911 and a flashlight in Vietnam.
Another part of the whole nostalgia thing is the sheer beauty of the gun it's a very pretty gun one of the best looking guns available right now.
The fact that in the 21st century you have a full sized auto loading handgun in the single digits for capacity is ridiculous you can have a gun that weighs less and carries almost twice as many rounds.
I touched on the manual safety earlier but do you not trust the grip safety or the mind safety (keeping your finger out of the trigger well). Do you need the thumb safety also even if your answer is yes that's one more thing you have to worry about when you have more important things to do.