After conferring with Chris this afternoon, I've decided to pick up a compact 9mm. Problem is, I'm not exactly sure what I want. I know I would like something bigger than my Bersa, but not anything as big as a 92FS. No Glock or Sig - I'm just not a fan of either brand. Chris suggested an M&P, XD, or CZ.
I'd consider polymer though I'm a big fan of all metal.
Also trying to stick to no more than $600.
Given these requirements, what would you buy, and why?