Originally Posted by hatidua
Nothing is 'perfect' until you go custom and get exactly what YOU want. I've tried every top-tier maker and spent countless thousands. Perfection happens after having a top smith build the perfect 1911 based on your specific wants/needs.
I have to second this. You will stick to a budget, get part of what you want then spend to get the rest. By the time you are finished you will have about as much invested if you just went custom from the begining.