1 - I have read multiple places the bottom end is good for over 500whp, but then I have had people tell me they have heard 400 is where you should invest in rods. So whats the story?
2 - If you have the engine apart to clean/rebuild it wouldn't it make more sense to go with a 9:1 piston instead of a thicker head gasket? Sans the Cost?
3 - What is the problem with running boost on the higher compression? the 20v guys run 10:1 and then 25psi. Is this tuning problem? is it engine design ?