Hans, I do miss the manual flaps in the RV-3B I'm now flying. In my old RV-3 I could dump flaps in a second on touchdown and stay on the ground even in gusty conditions.
Two things make me lean towards electric:
1) Manual flap handle interfering with passenger leg
2) Manual only has three positions: none, 20 and 40 degrees.
3) With electric I can put the switch on the stick grip and keeps hands on throttle and stick during landing.
However, I do have the weldments and material for both manual and electric.
So it's not too late to convince me to go manual
But still would like an answer on moving flap weldment/torque tube aft.