I just bought mine and went to the range and put 150 rounds through it.
I own a CCP and that's what I'm familiar with.
The creed is like trying to shoot with a brick. I have to get used to the trigger.
The CCP is smaller with a lower bore. Also the slide is smaller on the CCP. I wouldn't say the Creed is like shooting a brick, its a full size gun with a very nice trigger. I can also say it is very reliable in its design. I have over 1000 rounds and not one problem. Runs smooth as butter. The trigger will get softer and the slide will get smoother and easier to use. I can rack it with 2 fingers now!