The resource-todo module worked great. It is really handy being able to open it as a new tab.
As you mentioned, putting the extra menu and resource pages to work does expand the choices how an administrator and users choose to work. I also believe, appropriate pages with print functions using either of these two tools is a viable way to switch us from many of the old reports. I suspect using those two tools also expands your options as the developer.
The experience even further convinced me of the value of moving the edit functions to a tabbed system. Now I am looking forward to that version.