I agree, it really looks good!
We are still waiting for our 450S, it is supposed to be delivered in Croatia
in late August and Maiden Sail will be in mid September.
Blue hulls look nice but is a pain to maintain. OTAH, you have two kids ;-)
I have four kids but they have had their fill of polishing sailboats and are leaving for college one by one.
Sailing shorthanded shouldn't be too much of a problem, we opted for the Sportop just because we wanted to be closer to each other and the stern when docking
. Here in the Meditteranean, everybody backs up to the dock
so you need to handle ropes and engines together.
When sailing, it is as you say, just reduce sail etc early so you don't have to fight the elements with large sails
and heavy ropes.