I rarely think one person's preference around fit issues should be taken as instructive for another. Not that they're wrong, just that bodies and tastes vary a lot. But, I'll throw out my two cents worth anyway. Like you observed, most seem to want to sit up straighter with higher bars and more sweep. I wanted to lean in a bit more and my wrists really seem to struggle with much sweep. On my '04 Wee I have BikeMaster "European" bars. I have been very happy with the change. That said, over 3 decades of fitting bicycles for people taught me that hand, wrist, and even shoulder discomfort is very often resolved at the seat. A seat that slopes forward tends to make you slide forward. This has one using their arms to push back in order to stay back on the comfortable, wider part of the seat. Bending at the wrist is usually part of that reaction and that really aggravates nerves in the wrist. The stock Strom seat can do this for many, I have no experience with the Sargent. I have modified my stock seat with a bit firmer foam shaped to keep me back against the step to the passenger seat. I am 6', skinny, and long accustomed to a racing position on bicycles. I log numerous 1000+ mile days each year in relative comfort. YMMV.