I would do it. I just ordered a full size M&P 40. It's a Talo exclusive with a Nickle Boron coated slide and barrel. I love my 1911 but if I had multiples of the same model I would be inclined to part with one for that.
I have carried an M&P .40 compact daily for a little over a year now. I would highly recommend one. I went with Truglo TFO's, and I did a mild trigger job on it. The things that appeal to me are: #1- I have a CCW that is easy to carry. #2- It has great ergos and is 100% reliable. #3- It's a joy to put a lot of rounds through at the range (not punishing). #4- Very accurate well beyond normal self defense distances. Hope it works out well for you.
I have an M&P .40 - nice gun. A bit heavy for daily wear, but doable. Good trigger and I like the large backstrap.
Definitely worth 2 chickens and a goat. OK, turns out I'm wrong - or could be wrong. Some goats go for as much as $5,000.
So it's worth 1 common goat and 5 chickens.