I got mine for closer to $400, and there are still some out there if you look around.
But the opus looks pretty sweet for $200 and it sounds like it would have you more than covered. I got it mixed up with the Ode, which is closer to the DF64 price point, hence my recommendation.
Yes, for the slash chords you can totally ignore anything after the slash. If there are any bass or keys players, they will be the ones determining which note is lowest because they have lower notes than you, so you might as well make things easier on yourself and play whatever chord voicing is...
US-made Peavey Cirrus is a solid contender in that price range here. Not sure of availability/pricing in your country but it's probably worth a quick search.
You can also get a great Ibanez for that price, especially used. I would personally get an SR but BTBs have the thicker neck it sounds...
Same. When I say the AI images are evil, I don't mean on an ethical level. I'm not at all invested in that.
I mean they innately look like cursed things that, were they real, could cause me to die an unimaginably painful and twisted horrifying death. That kind of evil.