I think you've sold that to me very convincingly, i particularly like the "split in the middle and make a few different ends" idea
Wow, now if only I could persuade "She Who Must Be Obeyed" that this is a good idea, i'd make a start at the weekend, unfortunately I get the
yes I am the man .....
Well my vote will be initially for the python simply because it is the most versatile of your list ?
Saw one the other week in London