Some good points.
I will point out, however, that the input I have received showed me quite clearly the downsides to a comfort bicycle in the long run, which I have now eliminated and have no need to test-ride. Again, my position on the learning curve is about as low as it gets, so there is more brush to clear than with most who frequent these threads.
As to posting on so many different fora, that is because this site lacks one dedicated to hybrid bicycles (as others before me have pointed out), which necessitates posting across those which cover this area that is my sole focus. The posts themselves have not been identical, and have evolved with the great information I have received back.
From my perspective, the information and education I have needed has been obtained. With limited funds and time I would rather over- than under-research the questions. I am sure that between the KHS Urban Xtreme and the two Jamis Coda models I will find a bicycle that works for awhile for me at a great value.
Finally, I question the etiquette of a poster who is criticizing someone for making a good faith attempt, even if assiduously, to gather as much information as possible as a novice. If there is a harm to others in the way I have gone about this, I don't see it.