Hey, welcome to the club
I actually passed up an EB high top I would have liked, because not only did it have the upwards swoop that yours has, but it actually doubled back
and came forward again on the high top. Between that and the fact that it was in beiges/browns (not my favorite), I just couldn't take it
But I do now have a late 90's RB PH top with "the stripe" like your option 2 (slightly different color combo though). I think it looks a LOT better than the "upswoop" (I agree with your assessment of it, LOL).
I vote for your option 2, both because it looks nice to me in your mockup, and because I like the way it looks in real life on my van more than I would if it stopped short, as in your other options.
There is another forum member with a really sweet-looking silver 1997 EB with a stripe that looks like your #2... let me see if I can turn up a photo for you so you can get a "real life" view of it.
Edited to add: Okay, it's in this thread: