I ended up choosing Erin Curtiss. I really liked her throughout my pregnancy and would definitely recommend her, but she didn't actually end up delivering my baby. I was risked out of my home birth at 36 weeks because of pre-eclampsia. That was not something I had anticipated AT ALL and so getting suddenly thrown into a hospital with a bunch of strangers was really, really hard. It all turned out fine in the end but that transfer was majorly stressful (nothing to do with Erin, of course. She was a supportive sweetheart the whole time, but there is nothing she could do about pre-e.)
So, as far as whether or not I would use her next time around, my answer is sort of mixed..... I would LOVE to use her next time and get that home birth. But given that I now know I am at higher risk, I will investigate the few midwives who have hospital access so that should a transfer happen again, there might be more continuity of care. If that doesn't work out, I would hire Erin again but make sure we really had a back up plan in place with her transferring as my doula (which we would have done last time except I already had a doula and it was just all so stressful and rushed that I was having trouble keeping my wits about me, honestly). Anyway, my answer is obviously skewed because of that experience, but aside from all of that, I would say definitely go and meet Erin! She is sweet and low pressure (gives lots of neutral information but lets you steer the process) and she is a pleasure to hang out with at the prenatal visits. If she doesn't have space for a new momma, I would go meet Beth Coyote too. Those are the two MW's who I really felt a rapport with. I chose Erin in the end because she worked by herself and so (ironically!) thought I would have complete continuity in the relationship throughout the pregnancy and delivery.