M&P's are nice guns. I have been shooting various 9s with my wife so she can make a decision on what she wants for her first gun. We shot the M&P9 the other week and while I shot good enough to get a thumbs up from our range officer, she was not nearly as accurate as she was with my Glock or an XDm. Like I said, it depends on the individual. Thats why there are so many choices. How lucky are we to have all these great guns to choose from? So many guns, so little cash.
Glock 19 Gen 4 w/ Trijicon Night Sights
Kahr PM9 w/ Meprolight Night Sights
CZ 75B 9mm Polished SS
Springfield Armory XDm9 4.5 Bi-Tone
Colt M4 Carbine
Ruger 10/22 w/ Nikon Prostaff
Marlin XT-22R w/ Mueller AVP