My answer is, actually, of minimal value to you Joe... you really need to figure out what interests and needs you have. My interests appear about the same as yours, though. But in all formats I went normal to longer (but not too long) and eventually got a very conservative wide, which rarely gets used. In 35mm my longest is 200 and shortest is 35; MF, longest is 250 and shortest is 80; and in 4x5 longest is about 300 and shortest is 90. I didn't get the MF 250 or the LF 300 until much later in life... I would do that earlier if I had a time machine. I'm not much for extremes since they don't enhance my photographic interests/needs.