The new paint looks great. I am more positive about Facits than you are, but maybe I'm just overly impressed by the amazing carriage movement.
The carriage movement is sublime, but the TP2 didn't live up to my expectations given what I had read about them. I have yet to find a TP1 or a Halda portable, so I haven't given up hope for Facit yet.
Enjoyable, thorough write-up as usual.