Welcome! Hope to see you "join the family" soon! TDI is an awesome option, agree about the apparent step up in styling from Jetta to Passat. I passed on a TDI Jetta wagon last year because I just couldn't get past the lack of... oomph, I guess. This year's Passat really pulled me in though.
Fuel efficiency was a major driver for my initial decision. I scratch my head now, how I got the least fuel efficient option.