Bricks, you have a good eye for general vibes.
While I've used and (more often) tested paddle holsters extensively, I'm not a fan of the concept. I've taught handgun retention and disarming for decades. The nature of the paddle holster is such that no matter how good the quality of the workmanship, the holster body can break off the paddle, leaving the user separated from his or her holstered gun. I've seen in happen many times in handgun retention training.
I've come to prefer a holster that secures more, uh, SECURELY to the belt, for any situation (such as self-defense concealed carry) where there's any likelihood for a struggle for the holstered gun occurring.