I did my research by asking around and searching for any information I could find that would be useful in giving me an honest answer as to whether the pistol would suit my needs long term as a carry pistol. As usual, all I found were basic reviews that delivered little more than what the pistol looks like and very little about what makes the pistol a good choice for carry. For this reason, I had to make a judgement call and decide for myself whether the pistol was a worthy risk. Once I had confidence in my choice, I went out and purchased one for myself.
After spending some time with the pistol, I found out a few things. First thing I found is that the recoil on the pistol was not necessarily as low as some of the reviewers were claiming right out of the box. I would say that the recoil was comparable to the recoil of the M&P9 when it is loaded with +P ammo. It wasn't hard to control, but it was not the same as the pussycat that is the full size PX4 Storm. I will say that after a few hundred rounds, the recoil of the pistol came down considerably to the point of being much more comparable to the full sized model with a little more of a thump.
Overall the pistol as it comes stock, is a pretty good design without much need for improvement. The only thing I have done is push out the bearing that keeps the decock safety lever in the safe position, making it an F model pistol. Once you push out the bearing and spring, you instantly have a G model pistol. Other than this I have done nothing to the pistol, only because none of the parts that I needed were in stock.
The height of the pistol, the trigger, the natural ergonomics, and the ease of use make this pistol an obvious choice for me. With one more modification to the safety levers and eventually night sights, I will have the perfect carry pistol. Well, it may not quite be the perfect pistol due to the relatively short barrel(3.3"). Personally I prefer a 3.5-4" barrel for my carry guns in order to maximize the ballistic capabilities of my carry ammo. But then again, you gotta make sacrifices in order to get to where you want to be sometimes. In general, I would say that barrel length is a small price to pay for the other qualities that I get with this pistol.