What are you going to use it for and how much work will be commissioned to Chris?
We live Kali and worry about the eco cult war against diesel, therefore lean towards option 2. Chris did a full build on our 2010 5.4 E250 RB. It exceeds all of our expectations. Fuel mileage is only soft spot.
Barn door rub is likely an easy fix.
I want to say tons of overlanding...but really its probably driving to week end trips. We have 4 kids. So it will be mainly a passenger rig for hauling kids all over the place. Trips, etc.