Make a braggot! I have made 1 so far and promptly made another directly after I bottled & tasted the first batch. It is something amazing to say the least and requires very little work to put together not to mention a high gravity is very easy to achieve with 6lbs of Honey + 4-5 lbs of 2-row malt. That means you could make at least two batches if you have the extra malt compared to a single mead. Plus you may have to buy some extra ingredients(Yeast nutrients, mead yeast, etc) to produce the mead where as most stuff for creation of the braggot can be utilized from your beer supplies. I used my 2-row and Pacman for my ingredients because I didn't want to purchase mead yeast. Also meads can consume your fermenter for 3 months+ from what I have read. That's the main reason I have kept myself away from it. As for the braggot as I got away with 3 weeks in a primary before I reached a stable FG and bottled.
For the record the first batch I made contained 6lbs clover honey, 5 lbs 2-row malt, and 1lb BrewVent Malto-dextrin. It came out a beautiful golden/amber color that I'm in love with. The second batch I made contains 2 lbs of blackberry syrup/slurry, 6lbs wild flower honey, and 5 lbs 2-row malt. From what I've taste tested so far it is exquisite. Also the beer has a beautiful red/purple tint to it. Hopefully it will look pretty nice in the glass. Its worth mentioning I'm not a big fan of fruit flavored beers, but I have fallen in love with the braggot style.