I've got a few of them in .45 Colt. Altogether nice guns, which I would compare favorably with S&Ws. I think it's going to be much like asking people what they like best, Chevys or Fords, though. Everyone will have good an bad experiences with one or the other.
I think the value of the Colts will be slightly higher than the S&Ws, from what I have seen, so if you can get it at a good price, I doubt you will go wrong with it. Check Gunbroker to see what the going prices are on the model you are looking at.