I appreciate you saying this. I bike everyday on a regular bike. Mostly I commute and I love that I get a bit of exercise. We rented some pedegos yesterday and while they were fun, it was quite clear that I wouldn’t get much of a workout. My thinking has shifted a bit more to getting an ebike to share with my wife, like the Aventon Pace 500. I’m also more interested in a torque sensor as it gives more of that regular bike feeling. So the R1U lmt’d is looking more and more appealing. So is the Rize RX though it’s a bit spendy. It is really good to test ride these bikes.A lot depends on how much you will use it. Sounds like a utility bike. So I would not over think, or spend on it. Just get something that works and will not cause a maintenance headache. With the extra money you can add cool bags, baskets, seats etc. It looks pretty hip. The higher end bikes are more for performance oriented folks, and the truth is (for these people) once you know how to ride and are in reasonable shape, e-bikes are not needed with the advances in regular bikes, geometry, tires, gears.
I am definitely over thinking this process though. I’ve appreciated this forum because it has been nice to talk with people about bikes rather than just keeping it in my head.