Austin, I empathise, the revised licence system is a serious set of regulatory hurdles to get past. You did well to make it. I returmed to radio after a long break because work took over everything until I retired. I'd just got going and wham they started the 'so called consultation' and now as you say have hammered a lot of amateurs. Several people I know are doing as you are finding ways to to go /P or /M. I am a bit more fortunate but finding an efficient antenna at home is a serious problem. GL in your adventures I hope you find a way that can sustain your enjoyment of the hobby.