Update: Concluded my 900 round Brown Bear test. As posted before, perhaps 12-15 double feeds out of the 900 rounds. No cleaning, no lube. Gun functioned 100% with brass ammo (used periodically during the shoots).
My brother shot my PPQ a few times, and liked it so much he sold his XD and ordered one. Prices have jumped a bit, and the guns themselves have become a bit scarce.
The forums: So far, no new observations about issues. A handful of individual issues, but I see no trends or serious issues popping up.
Good news: Walther is letting go of Smith and Wesson as their US-based warranty branch. There is word that Walther will be building a US base of operations sometime in 2013. Warranty work has been hit or miss with the S&W guys (gee, because you sell an opposing model!?). This is encouraging.
Holster!: Took a while (and they even shipped it to my old address first!) but Blade-Tech WRS arrived. The WRS system is slightly different between handguns, so this one isn't quite as fast as my P2000 model, but still very reasonable. Nice to have a safe/robust duty based holster.
Shootin'!: Stole this screen-cap from a video of me and a buddy shooting. We film most of our drills so we can watch them and tear ourselves apart...quite useful (unfortunately!)