Sounds like wise counsel Tim.
My brother does my building. Right now, he is retired and has lots of time.
It sounds like we need to think of more mods to keep your builder busy then, Allen! HAHAHA!
I'd probably recommend to select the power you want, make sure it runs well, then decide what to do (in other words, if you have a light Fox .35, forget the nose shortening, but if you have a heavier mill you're going with, then cut it back!)...
That's basically what I did, my C/L adviser bought and modded a used OS .40 for me, and knowing it would be heavy, he told me to cut the nose back 1.5", which was about perfect.
If I were to build another, I "might" extend the fuse, or make a slightly larger fin and horizontal. I had noticed that the stab seems a bit smaller than others on the Banshee, and my C/L buddy said, "Yeah, its a but smaller than some, but it works fine", when I asked about it.
And, it is fine.
We are flying on 60' lines.