In all fairness, my post was snarky, and I do get that you are looking for an ideal solution for your exact situation. I own standard cranks, compact cranks, and single ring cranks, and truth be told see very little difference between them, so I do think that there is far too much hand wringing on this forum for folks seeking the perfect gearing.
I have a good friend that would be best served by ditching his standard crank, and installing a compact. But he refuses, and remains a very low cadence masher. So I probably do key in a wee bit on refusal to consider other cranks.
Also, I always swore by standard cranks for me (in the rare cases I ride multi-speed), but I have been very pleased with my latest build of a 50-34 with a 12-23 9 speed cassette. It gives linear shifting with no overlap, and has been extremely intuitive to ride and shift.