Here's another view - by making the decision for us, the result became (at least for some), something that happened to us, rather than for us.
Eve, please consider this in the future, even if you choose the better ssd, by not giving us the ability to comment, you lost some confidence and support.
I've seen some people say "what do you assume it's a bad decision?"
There are multiple reviews showing the drive with (relatively) slow speed and (relatively) high power consumption.
If Eve has a custom product that addresses the high power consumption that would be something that would probably address some of the community's concerns.
If Eve posted - "this was the power draw with the original ssd, and here is the power draw with the 600"...even this would help.
Otherwise we only have benchmarks showing high power consumption with 600.
Regarding the applicability of the benchmarks "how often is the ssd truly inactive?" I think that is a poor argument...if the benchmarks are total junk, what do people use to compare. Would we be saying the same thing if these same benchmarks showed spectacular performance? I doubt it.
I will wait for the prototype testing, but it does seem we could have had even longer battery life by choosing a different ssd.