Why’s it a pain to construct? Just put it in upside down. Moentrolls and positemp body’s don’t care what side you’re feeding hot and cold from.Delta Multi choice, knock out the shower restrictor for full flow. Moen next but machined ports are only so big . No big thing unless you have a divertor valve after the mixing valve and want to run more than one shower head. The Delta multi choice has better flow. Both cartridges have their issues. Does anyone else use a Moen tub / shower faucet for just a shower stall. I connect the shower head to the port for the tub spout and cap the port that went to the shower, much better flow but a pain to construct. Delta much easier.
I’ve only met one moen cartridge so far I couldn’t remove and it was a 50ish year old brass one. I Use the puller on every one of them and never have an issue.
I do a mix off 304 bodies and Positemps if I’m picking somthing. The majority of bodies I do wind up being Waterworks, California Faucets, Sherril Wagner or some one off expensive brand. If people ask me for advice on a high end brand I try to steer them to Rohl.