I went through the exact same dilemma as you earlier this year and went for the PPL. I am doing ok ( I think) and am up to about 30 hours and starting to do solo Nav stuff. I had a bit a previous experience so this maybe helped. I wouldn't want to contemplate taking my sills test in 5 hours which is what I would have been able to do in theory with the LAPL where as I hope I will be close to ready for my PPL skills in another 15 hours or so. My final conclusion was that the LAPL wouldn't really save me anything much in real terms and I would come out with a more restrictive license.