So the kit doesn't really check all the boxes... I think you have your answer in that your more motivated by a deal or the one of the other 'natural' kits that you mentioned were your preference.... So, what's the move - get something for essentially half the price and checks all the boxes? Or wait for that perfect white whale to come along?
Have you checked out this kit... not a bad price either: https://www.drumforum.org/threads/ludwig-legacy-classic-exotic-birdseye-maple-13-16-24.175323/