Well, I went and did it. I spent a god awful fortune and went with the touch screens. I admit it, I'm a gadget geek...I'm in counseling (not really) and am confident I can be cured (not a chance). These screens have served me well and are frankly as capable as I am. Just today I was flying coupled RNAV and ILS approaches guided by the GTN while watching it all unfold on these screens while listening to XM radio in the background. They are amazing, in as new shape and guilty of nothing more than my craving for the geek gear.
Anyway, Stein tells me $2k is a good deal. PayPal works for me or check, cash, first born child etc. Still installed if you want to see them working. Will be removing shortly as the new gear shows up this week.