As for the shock absorbers I mounted them over the weekend and it was a dramatic change! I immediately felt an improved response in the suspension and all of the instability I felt before was gone.
Also, the revalve has been a success; like you said the hard setting is now almost “race track only” and the mid setting is also much more responsive. It feels like a complete new car – and this only because of the shock absorbers! It is a statement of the importance of well working shock absorbers.