The last I heard it's in the works. I rather hope they design it as a dedicate 10+1 pistol; it would be a shame to widen the grip to make it a high-capacity version for law enforcement or military sales.
Agreed. I'd be on a 5" .45 ACP version with a stainless slide. The XD is a pretty nice shooter in my opinion. Of course, comparing it with a 1911 is like apples and oranges, but for what it is, it's not bad at all.
Once it gets a little more popular, I might rent one for an hour at the range and put it side by side with my 1911.
Until then, i don't see much point to it.
Personally, I think it is a rather silly round to fire. But, who am I to talk. I shoot 400corbons and love them. (165gr flat points with 10.5gr of bluedot behind them and magnum primers...real fast movers and excellent control)