We looked at the 25.3 when it came out, and after we already had experience with our 25.2. We preferred the 25.2 layout, for all the reasons already stated. Now, after over a hundred nights, we still find the 25.2 just right. (Goldilocks!)
If you order a new Axis or Vegas, check that you get a 2018. It will cost a bit more than a leftover 2017, but you will get some of that back when you sell or trade it down the road.
Have to ask again, DocMike, are you looking at moving to a different model?
Bad decisions make great stories!