I like the guns to an extent... the quality is easily on par with SIG with a smooth action and generally some of the better out of the box triggers out there.
The only problem is the ergonomics... the grip shape is ment for something not quite human I think. Or at least not for Ogres. Not by a long shot. In my hand they feel alien and unnatural and they do not point well for me. However if you have hands that can meld with the Smiths, then the Smiths are a good option for you. If you can stand the slide mounted safeties, which is something I've become accustomed to on Berettas.
I've had quite a few and carried a 4516 or 1076 for awhile. They are big, but the grip on the single stack guns feels pretty good to me... especially if you can get some of the FBI style grips that have the arched backstrap.