Honestly that is the main reason I didn't love my horizontal EC. It was cute and all but I just didn't need that much space! Currently pretty happy with my A5 though because it gives me space to decorate without having that much room.
The Color Crush are nice and the best thing is, even if you don't love the inserts that come with it (i didn't, I wanted more structure) you can always try out different inserts from Etsy. I have some right now for my A5 that I like a lot!