Thanks for the info. The more I look at it, I think the pro is likely the way to go on these. I always feel like I am "missing something" without the mini PF. However, I'm not sure it is worth it for the extra price.There is not much difference between the premium and le.
I went with the pro (no upper PF to clean under, I was also concerned about ball damage, cheaper, more 'bare' for mods) The flying balls don't worry me so much now.
Still, I suggest all the plastic protectors you can get.
If you are set at prem, le I suggest only buying one with a Stern topper.