Finally put the splash guard on. I used an empty jug that had washer fluid in it before. It was about the right size and easy to cut, but a little flimsy. We'll see how long it survives before I decide to try something more substantial.
Final cost ended up around $1250. I was surprised how much the little things added up, and I could have saved a lot by skipping the stainless in places, but I'm happy with the result.
Now I just have to get a few more brews under my belt to work out the differences in our process. Homework... sweet homework.