I agree. I don't have a RI but several others and the trigger on the 1911's are extremely good. I'm also unusual in that I like the super rough forstrap on the TRP. The XD is fun but I find that the grip gets slick after a bit. I haven't bothered to put sandpaper grips to it though.+1 on depending on the shooter. I also have a Rock Island (GI model) and even though some call it a lower-end 1911, it's still a 1911. The trigger is obviously better than the stock XD, so I find that I tend to be more accurate with it.
I must say though, that the GI sights aren't anywhere near as easy to line up as the XD, (to me, anyway). So I carry the XD daily, but the 1911 still feels like butter and shoots with reliable precision.