I am glad you have a bond with your harp. I think the size of your harp is important in to know with your comments and your experience with playing other harps. I to have had and still have harp affairs, where one cannot imagine playing another harp or selling it, but after a point when it may slow ones progress or make some ranges occasional the harp heart grows . I feel reaching the bass strings comfortably is important and some designs make it possible where others do not. I have had this on a wide harp, I found practising finger exercises daily became more of a chore even with a stretching program, and not as comfortable to play long pieces in blues etc with more emphasis on working the bass.