I think it's a piece of crap. Way too heavy for a 9 and doesn't fit well in my hand. A gun that heavy should have a caliber starting with a 4. I don't like slide mounted safety either.
I also have/had a problem with the slide safety, so I got the Taurus version (ver.1) about 21 years ago. As to the size, well it is a full size gun. The size helps with recoil a lot. Due to the low recoil, I bet I can shoot just about twice as fast as any .40 sold. Also, that extra size helps fit that big mag. My smallest mags (came with it), hold 15. I love to shoot 9mm. No, it is not as big as a .40 or .45, but it has and still does the job at hand very well.
I carry my PT92 from time to time. I like my Kimber a lot more, but I will keep my 9mm - for the rest of my life - .
I will jump in and put a good word in for the Beretta. My first pistol was a Beretta 92FS, bought new in 1993. I still have it and it works great. I have shot a lot of different ammo thru it and it has never failed. I have had bad reloads, but the gun has worked if the ammo worked. I mostly carry a 3" 1911 in 45acp but I have carried the "92" in a Serpa holster and will continue to carry it on occasion. I completely trust the "92" to go 'bang' every time I pull the trigger and I trust the gun enough to allow someone else to trust their life to it as well.
Yes, there are other options, but I have one and like it. Yes, I would buy another one. For every day carry, it is heavier than other 9mm's. That weight is also relative to your body type, conditioning and personal preference.
Shoot one, find a friend that has one and carry it for a few hours or more. Good luck with your choice.