I hear you! Right, the wiki is just info, not recommendations. Recommendations come into play when you take the wiki info and cross-reference it with your own personal requirements, needs, wishes, constraints, etc.
For instance, will this be a device that
- supports your work needs, ie mission critical. You need to have batteries ready, can’t miss a phone call, etc.
- Do you want this device to be a replacement for an existing laptop? So, you can get rid of the laptop?
These are the types of questions, none of us in the forum or the wiki can answer. What I can suggest is my perspectives:
-buy the docking station from Purism: https://shop.puri.sm/shop/usb-c-hub/ I like it, and has the right ports and needs for me. There are definitely others out there, but since Purism is selling it, I trusted them. Now, if that dock, doesn’t have the video connections you need for the monitors you have, then no point in getting it. And you could buy the monitors from Purism, but I find, that you can get some great ones, at competitive prices that will meet your monitor needs from anyplace also.
-I also bought a privacy screen. Not that I’m doing anything secretive, I thought it would serve as a good screen protector (ie designed for the L5 dimensions)… This has been good, but I notice that it could cause you to set the screen brightness higher, because of how it works, unless you are looking straight at it, it can dim the screen a bit. This could affect battery.
-I also bought a spare battery. Bottom line, is the L5 battery performance is still a big work in progress. Having a spare, charged and ready when you are on the road, or having one for when the one that ships with it dies, could be really handy. Again, not expensive (like the dock). And, you get shipping for free with these accessory purchases, so that is nice to take advantage of now while you have the free shipping.
One thing I didn’t do is buy the purism openpgp key because I already had the librem key. I think I regret this now, as I would have preferred getting one. Although, it is a tradeoff. I’m not sure if the L5 is really ready to leverage it yet? Others could chime in on this point. But, again, this will be up to you, because its a personal choice. Is your lifestyle such that having a pgp key with the L5 works for they way you plan on using the device?
I also didn’t buy a SD memory card. Those are easy to get, and they evolve so quickly you can get the one you want, when you need it.
these are some of my thoughts. I do think you are approaching this thoughtfully. take advantage of the free shipping and get what you need now. And, put some good thought now into what and how this new device is going to serve your needs!