"I saw the light, I saw the light. No more darkness, no more night" (Hank Williams)
I have read a few of these over the years and they all have the same base theme. "Look at me, I am so much smarter than you because I have dumped that old 1911".
To that I say, congratulations. You have finally realized there are other gun makers and designs throughout the shooting world. Duh, where have you been the rest of your life?
You are just now realizing other brands and designs can do the same thing the 1911 can do. Good for you, very observant. Now, come back in 20 years and see which one is still here, mostly unchanged and which one is just a piece in a very long chain of developmental weaponry.
I guess it could be said that the 1911 is just a link too. But it's the master link. Refurbished and improved, but never replaced. That link that all others are built from. Go where they may, everyone comes back to John's baby.
The part these writers seem to miss is that hundreds of thousands of people own and use other brands and styles. But they keep there master copy.