I’m 5’8” and have used a 2 inch rise for the last 5 years. I still think the reach to the bars is a bit long on this bike. As a winter project I’d like to try a 3 inch rise, but I’ll need to custom build extensions for the switchgear wiring harnesses. My reasons are not for wrist or back pain, but to increase butt comfort over very long rides.
I had to chuckle at your “it looks cooler” comment, though. My comfort is far more important than whether I look cool.