Thanks a lot! You really are a great asset to this community. Coincidentally, the K2 and T15s were the models that jumped out at me after reading most of your OP. I'll probably try out the EX1000s, UM3X, and maybe the Ortofons though because stores that sell them have return policies. If none of them work out, I'll probably jump for the T15s or K2s.
I'm also going to try out the FXT90's just to see what the JVC signature sounds like. How do you think they compare?