This is useful insight and good observations. If others read this they can get an idea of the process and critera you used and why. Lots of things to consider and consider you did.
It was right for you and what you want and need. Not what others told said you should have. Learned that one the hard way when giving advice in the early stages of being at the gun forums.
Have learned and experienced much since then.
Have had a lot of good solid input on the how to's from solid minded shooters.
Better than just going with it because it was easier that way.
Everything is balancing objective and subjective criteria.
Seem's like you did your homework.
As for posting lengths, there are many more,even longer ones, posted elswhere.