A year-and-a-half ago, my friend and I went to the range and he had with him his Glock which is ported.
Not the biggest fan of Glock but I tried it and I thoroughly enjoyed it mostly because of the porting. Two weeks later I went back to my range, I rented out a Springfield that was ported and I thoroughly enjoyed it as well.
I later purchase the Sig p365 SAS and love it and my last handgun that I purchased was the Smith & Wesson M&P 2 Performance Center 5in barrel ported.
I’m now looking at the Smith & Wesson Shield plus Performance Center 3.1 ported barrel my next purchase later on this year.
So yeah, ported barrel is what I want on all my guns from now on.