OK, kinda dumb newbie question on antenna tradeoffs: I’m a repeat offender, having been a ham in high school and now 50 years later having re-upped my General. I am setting up a station based on a Yaesu shack-in-a-box FT-991a. I have a discone on the roof for 2m and 440 and it lets me hit essentially all the repeaters in town. So the HF is the next step: I have no space nor interest in a beam, so my choices are a wire antenna or a vertical. A ground-mounted vertical would have to be next to the house and its metal gutters. I am not keen on burying a bunch of radials either. So I have tentatively rejected that idea. A roof-mounted vertical would work, but I am too old to be crawling around on the roof but my young neighbor will help. I don’t want to ask him to run and anchor a jillion ground plane wires though. A Gap Challenger with its 3 counterpoise wires is about the max feasible on the roof plus a few guy wires if necessary. I could also put a tripod and mast on the roof to support the center of a wire antenna like the Buckmaster 4-band OCF. This gets me 40M to 6m, but not 80m. A local Elmer will sell me one of these for $100. I cannot deal with a wire antenna that is much longer due to trees and lot size. I am limited to about 60 feet on each side of the center. From high school days, I have an affinity for 80 meter phone but I am not hampered by any knowledge of what goes on there these days. So an antenna that won’t do 80 meters is a slight negative for me unless someone tells me that’s silly. Bottom line is I am in analysis paralysis. Suggestions, discussion would be welcome. Money is not a huge issue but installation difficulty is.