I just bought this rod and took it out yesterday for its inaugural trip. I've said this with every Kistler I've bought, but this is an unbelievable rod. I know what you mean about tip heaviness, and this rod is balanced and air light from butt to tip.
The tip loaded up perfectly with everything I tested out on it from a heavy buzz bait to a wacky worm with a 1/8 weight on it. Please don't let Kistler know they could be charging more for this rod, and I would still buy them.
In fact, I was just out on the back porch drinking a cup of coffee and had to go and get it so I could sit out there and look at it. Just ( - - blocked - - ) in to get on the website to see what Kistler has in an LTX in a spinning rod, too.
Good fishing, brother, and enjoy your new LTX!