Same here, Paul. When you have nice material like this, getting a "second opinion" prior to performing the surgery is a good idea, I think...wish it was mine to worry about.I don't know about the rest of you, but often I start looking at a tree in a certain way and need outside eyes to see its best attributes. That's why I belong to three bonsai clubs, study with Peter Adams and Ryan Neil, and hang out on the forums.
Thank you all. I'll keep you posted as this tree develops.
I like where this is going.. Maybe bring the apex down a bit to pull the whole design together and make it a little tighter. In any event, when it fills in. It is really going to be a nice bonsai.