I'd choose #2. Going off subject just a bit, I worked with Owens Plank over the years and have to say if you're looking for good quality long length hardwood they offer it. Case in point; when I had a flooring showroom in Florida I used it for the showroom. Yes, it is engineered, but a very good one as well...and more stable than wider solid plank floors.
In the photos I culled out all the shorter boards for the main entry. Shorter meaning 2,3, 4 and 5 footers. Now if I someone were to want all longer length..and they max at 96" ...add about 20% to an order. Just something I thought was worth noting. Btw, it's an unfinished hardwood.