thank you for all the replies! Im going to have a hard time responding to them all personally, but i am going to try!
im thinking i may end up trying to come up with a blackbird, and sell my hennessy. It seems like it would probably not change things much, but at the least will only make them better. Ultimately i think i need to come up with a zipper i believe and i think the best way to do that would be to get a wbbb. that way, i can add a nice footbox and get some additional headroom and more convenient storage while im at it.
Thanks for the help so far everyone! i will certainly entertain further advice!