Nice logic flow. Well the higher quality 2n2222a with metal case are used a lot less by industry these days, ditto for 2n2219.
Remember these rigs are batch built, high volume for low cost, and surface mount, so different worlds.
Then there is factor of your interest vs time it costs you. I am not phased yet by the ubitx transmit power rolloff, although I have a rare one shipped with a dip at 7 MHz, but just an added cap cured that.
Enjoy your refinement exploration