No problem. I am just trying to follow as much as I can. Quite honestly, I'd opt for option c) in this context, especially when taking prepared statement pooling into consideration. But let's have this discussion once we have to have it.
Which kind of makes me ask the next question: I was thinking about shipping an 1.3.1 release within the next few weeks, as I think we should try to make the regression changes available. How does this impact your work here ?