Your regret is entirely understandable
The ZW Striking Time was the rare watch that I knew I wanted before I ever saw (or heard) it in person and even though I knew it'd look abnormally large on my wrist.
As others have said, Lange also did a fantastic job with the ZW Date.
I'd have a hard time choosing between the Striking Time and Date, though I'd probably pick the Striking Time (or Decimal Strike) just because the chiming complication is so different/unusual compared to a date complication.
I'd prefer both of these over the standard ZW. I'd wonder whether you would feel satisfied owning a standard Zeitwerk after you've lived with the Striking Time for so long.