Thanks for this. It encapsulates so very much of my own experience with the end pin. The only thing I’d like to add is that each bit of adjusting is quite a hassle and that it’s difficult to secure the end pin well enough within the socket on my bass so as not to rotate. Also tricky to return to the previous angle with any certainty, which concerns me since the pin does have to come out every time you take your bass anywhere. I’m considering the drilled option because the less encumbered LH is a great feeling.
Btw, I too was hoping to instantly feel more at ease with Beet V and the Strauss, to no avail. ?