TBH fit isn't that important on a road bike when theres such a range of stems etc,look at most pros they just get the smallest frame they can get away with then put a looong stem on!
Size is not important, but fit is the most important thing!!! But if you can get it right by fixing the contact points to suit you, your riding style and the bike geometry, then coolio. How you do that is a bit of a science, especially if you are new to road cycling as I was. It felt so alien after being on mtbs for years that I would not have know what felt proper. Needed to be fitted, otherwise could have been uncomfortable and given up almost straight away. Got it right, decided I liked it and then spent a bit more money on bling.
The Alu frame is more than good enough for me and I would have to spend a shed load more to make it worth upgrading, which does not make sense for the amount I ride.
06 Tomac Eli
Bianchi VN7 & Planet X Ti road bikes