Black Iron Tarkus one would be epic, but yeah the 1st Sif one looks the best out of the bunch but i'm starting to really like the Solaire one the more i stare at it. The reviews I've read have all been 5 stars too.
I thought that was confirmed a while ago? Not sure how I feel about it, on one hand it'll make playthroughs that more exciting and unpredictable but don't think PvP shouls be forced on you. I currently enjoy that I can be hollow and not worry about some dickwraith constantly invading. Yes I know people can help but I'd rather keep the online component optional.