I was between the TM-281 and Ic2300. I ended up getting the TM-281 but kinda wish I had the IC 2300 to do a sensitivity comparison between the two.
Yeah, you didn't make a mistake. I like Icom radios, but their hammy mics are a pain in the arse. Kenwood got the microphone right since it's a version of their commercial mics. Icom mics are way too busy and easy to accidentally mash the keys and send the radio off in some useless tangent.