There's another place that I've observed a class. It's ~25 mintues up 93 in Salem. They seem really great, are much more affordable, they don't pad their belt system, they teach a weapon (more advanced of course) and have a demo team which allows adults. So there is hope. I'm looking forward to taking a trial there when my current trial ends. I'm not looking forward to telling another school they're not a good fit.
I do wonder if I'm being too picky or asking too much, but then I think "I'm looking for something that I can hopefully stick with for 3,5,10? years."
I just didn't imagine searching for going on two months now.
On the plus side, my roundhouse kick is getting pretty good.