Okay, and as long as we are pointing out primates, once you start removing barrel bushings or going to a link-less recoil system or going with a proprietary double stack frame, at what point does it stop being a 1911? Likewise, you can't say the advantage of the 1911 is in its workmanship and then still claim it is a practical economical alternative to polymer framed striker fired pistols costing twice as much. Some of us work for a living. Yeah, you can spend a pile of money turning a Model T into a monster, just like you can spend a second mortgage turning a 1911 into a competitively functioning defensive firearm. Or you can spend $600 on any number of striker fired autos and get a pile of ammo. Some people will spend a copious amount of money on something that looks like my four year old nephew drew it in the name of modern art, or spend thousands of dollars on a watch with lots of bling, but no more functionality than my G-shock. I suppose if you have the money, you can call it class, an 800# ape, or whatever you want. It still can't do anything commonly available modern technology won't for much less.