Getting a new bike is one of the great joys in life. Deciding WHICH one to get, not so much fun in my book: lots of wailing, hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth as you compare options, capabilities, etc. It's a decision I've only made a few times, but I hate buying a new vehicle and always wondering if I was making the right choice.
I regard your signature line, by the way, as the best I've seen anywhere. How true that can be.
I can offer no profound advice on your choice of a replacement bike, but I wish you luck in finding what you need and want and then enjoying it once you get it.