For sure armlann, I was in my bus just the other day for the 20 minute run every two weeks and the sun was shining brightly through the windshield. I was really disappointed in the pitting and how obvious it was, and how likely it would impair vision while driving. It's a concern for sure.
As you point out, there is a TON of value on this forum. If I'd just read a "little bit" more I'd have avoided it.
Speaking of which, have you read the Millicent Chronicles and also nat_ster's build? HIGHLY recommend you do...here's Millicent's link: