Sorry for the delay, I think your post was just before the forums went down for the last few days.
I’m still in the new uke phase and, like you, loving it. It sounds as good, or better, than anything else I have. I was also surprised how much I liked the black water strings. I’m keeping mine high g, but I don’t think you can go wrong with a low g on it. I know the orange won’t be for everyone, but the cedar/koa combo is winner.