I've been wanting to get an ebike for a while now for my commute to work - about 7-8 miles each way, mostly on a paved trail. I am looking for a step through model; something very stable, safe, and comfortable; with integrated lights and fenders. I keep coming back to the Blix Aveny, but wonder if there are other similar models I should consider - for example, electra, Raleigh Detour, Benno eJoy, Parkway Civia, Gazelle, Specialized, etc? Does mid drive vs. hub make a big difference? What about hydraulic vs. mechanical brakes? It is really difficult to make this purchase because it isn't easy to test drive different types of bike - the bike shops in my area only carry a few models, and they tend to be very high end. Thank you!