First of, thank you to everyone that responded. I’m always a little bit anxious asking things on the internet but every response was valuable and no one acted like an ass. Really awesome.
I keep changing my mind, every reply added an argument to my internal dialogue. I see three paths right now, and I’m not yet sure which way I’ll go. The third option by @OreoCookie, save up and go for that dreambike, is one I didn’t really consider, but has definitely become a contender. Especially with the reality of not being able to find the bike or components I want anyway. Why not wait a bit and go for that dreambike (Factor Ostro Vam) that does it all, and looks good while doing it.
I’ll probably change my mind a couple of times the coming months. For now I just ordered a decent Aero helmet (Giro Synthe) to kinda scratch that itch. Thanks again so far guys!