Hand Tools Archive
I think you're coming to the most reasonable conclusion. The adjuster on the 112 and 212 let you use them more between raising a burr, and they're more forgiving if your burr angle is a little off, but they're still fiddly and it's easier to just learn to set the #80 than it is to deal with those two wheel adjusters all the time.
If you can set the #80 reasonably consistently, then I'd keep using it (and if it's a bit coarse, then just a card scraper). If you have thick veneer that you like to use it on, it will do better than a scraper plane. Anything else should be done with planes or power tools if you're just looking to "get it done" and do a good job.