Yeah I don't mean to be a debbie downer and I wish there was a tried and true solution that we all know could hold XXXXtq and have no driveability issues but that does not seem like the case.I tend to agree with you at this point, especially since the clutch packs straight from the manufacturer when they were available were ~$700-800 on Ebay. For $700 I'd "gamble" for sure and maybe I should've but I've always been uncertain of PD vs 6hp28, but for 40% + markup... nah.
I do have a lot invested in my car at this point though including some parts combinations that I havent seen anyone else go with in order to dial it in exactly how I want, it's got some things deleted etc. So a trans swap is definitely going to be the better bet for me at this point.
Are you going to wait for it to start to slip or swap ahead of time?
Are you leaning towards MT or DCT?