Quite agree. Not entirely sure of the technicalities, but I think FTRS is a
cracking idea, and good on those who take it up.
I don't think anyone will be on a downer for you because you're TA; as I've said elsewhere, it's what you do every day which counts, and unlike your unenlightened brethren you'll be mucking in week in week out, doing phys, ROO/ROS/RPs, and all the rest of that daily grind.
The point about life experience and maturity is also a good one - God knows the modern Army needs a bit of both injected at all levels...
Watch the admin staff - had a couple of NCO's working for me on FTRS who were sold a bit of a line - i.e. told to go back to training if they wished to convert...clearly these 2 did not need to being very competant section commanders. Ensure you get OC's buy-in and they will hopefully support you..
Good luck !