"Back inflation offers greater mobility and easy trim underwater but can be prone to tipping divers forward when floating on the surface"
Really? Maybe for those who have not been properly instructed in their use and in proper weighting. this is almost as ridiculous as saying Back Plate and Wings are not appropriate for new divers. I often teach in BPW and Back Inflates and put my students in both at some point. I even recommend them over jackets. I've also endorsed their use in my new book.
SCUBA: A Practical Guide for the New Diver. Covering those things that often are missing from the OW class as it is taught to day. Things that used to be there like choosing gear based on simplicity and not lots of doodads and useless items.
I would concur with your summary.Having been a Diver now for 7 yrs.I wish I had started in the Bladder style. As you know as Time & Experience grips you,along with the never ending "Stuff" to buy.I would not have done the Jacket 1st when I jumped in intially.Especially now with a Dry suit.Good Luck on the Book.Let us know when it comes out.