Think I'd agree with you and go with the hilsea .
Yeah might not be as good as the other one on paper but sometimes the cheaper versions can be just as adequate.
I agree also its preference .
You can always change it at a later date if you're not happy with the results, or start a piggy bank fund with loose change towards getting a better light later if you want,
I'm not up on lighting so I can't really make a comment apart from what I think .
Good luck with deciding and I'm sure there's someone on here that has got more to offer you in advice