2. I believe the 44 special would be a good round and have entertained the thought of one, but would rather have a revolver in .45 acp because I have 3 45 acp auto's. The 45 acp auto is a great round in its self, proven though out countless battle fields. Much like the 45 lc was proven on the Western front. Have also thought about the .327 but myself don't want to add another round to the pile. I don't feel that 20 grains difference in the 2 rounds is really going to make a difference and don't understand how you think the 45 acp is a hard recoiling round. Maybe you just haven't shot it much.
3. Who cares about the compromises that are made to create the various rounds? All I care about is does the round fill the need that I have for it. Reload , have always wanted to but as of now I'm not set up for it so not a option. Lead shoots better, well I generally prefer Jacketed HP/soft points over lead round nose bullet styles. But then again I don't reload either. If I was firing the 45 acp out of a revolver which is the topic, I wouldn't have to run around and look for the brass, would get dumped in the bag as you say.
We all have our likes and dislikes, and I do appreciate your opinion, but my opinion is as such I like the ideal.