Here is the result (note the reaction of the other op upon learning about my rig!):
Receive audio with the built-in speaker is nothing short of amazing.
The KX2 is smaller than I had imagined despite seeing photos and other videos of it in action. It's small! It is also ergonomically well-laid out with all the functions I might need being easily accessible. I programmed all 4 "quick memories" into each band to make it fast & easy to get around within a band.
The tuner has no problem tuning my tri-band Yagi for the WARC bands and even 30 meters where I just worked a new NPOTA station. I'm activating a NPOTA myself tomorrow and looking forward to getting this KX2 out in the field.
I'll hold off on a full review until after my TAT ride in July but suffice it to say that I am very happy with this radio. It is proving to be everything I wanted it to be in a small, multimode QRP rig.