If my kid was screaming in the car, I'd look into another seat before I'd flip my kid before 3 years old. Just like one sofa can feel comfortable to one person and torturous to another, I think it's possible that carseats can feel that way to different kids. To the person who was looking for a seat that sits up high, you're going to be looking for a seat that has a base, as opposed to the True Fit which doesn't have a base. So Britax seats, Evenflo Momentum/Triumph, Graco My Ride all have bases. I have a Subaru and my parents have a Britax Roundabout 55 and it fits great and I think you can find one around $150 right now with all the sales going on.
There are a lot of things in life that babies can assert control over. I will allow my son to make choices about his food or his clothes or the toys he wants to play with but I won't let him have a choice about his safety. I'm the mom, I'm in charge of whether or not he's as safe as possible. Once I accepted that crying was a normal, developmentally appropriate response to a toddler being restrained, I felt a lot better about the crying. It's okay for him to want to escape and not be in his seat, but that doesn't meant that I'm going to let him crawl around the back seat which is what he probably WANTS to do. I also made the parental decision to get a mirror that attaches to the headrest so I can see my son while he's RF. I know some people aren't comfortable with them because they might detach during a crash, I zip-tied it down so I feel pretty confident that it won't be a problem. If he's crying, I can keep an eye on him at red lights and peek back.
One thing I also like about RF is that it's easy to load up Daniel's lap with driving goodies like his snack trap full of cheerios and his sippy. Everything stays balanced, whereas if he was FF it wouldn't stay as well.