Yeah, welcome aboard! You can't go wrong with this site.. I learned so much lurking, and then even more after I joined.
You're on the right track about the brakes. You won't like just having caliper brakes. That would be super dangerous in my opinion. I have the front drum brake which works well, but if 2door says the disc brake works better..... it does!
Let us know when you get your china doll.