Your fantasy choices wouldn’t apply to most of us.
But, having got 8”+ from PE and no appreciable flaccid increase in spite of that, I changed tacs and finally did get flaccid gain. I can say that having both is the best of both worlds. Doesn’t matter if not many people see it. I see it when I shower and shave and am aware of it during the day; a divorced hottie hit on me today in a supermarket. That felt real good even though I’m not interested. Flaccid size can count in a lot of ways.