I agree with @Maroon5. Go for it. From your experience with Level 1, it seems that if you start now (don’t wait any longer!) and keep a strong pace from the start, you can nail it. It might be a bit painful, but probably more painful to wait another year. Best of luck @GBrianGarrison! And let’s use this forum to post any questions about the material as we cover it.
I am considering taking Level II in June because 1) there is no time like the present and 2) Level I is still relatively fresh in my head.
I think you’ve answered your own question 🙂 I’d say go for it. I’ve heard it is hard, no doubt, the amount of material in L2 is a huge step up from L1, but again it has been done before, especially by @Sophie (read her post about her L2 experience here having passed Dec Level 1, it’s pretty inspiring). With hard work and lots of practice exams, I’m sure you can pass it and ‘get it over with’. Waiting for another year for L2 seems a pain and you’ve a great opportunity to ace it in 18 months. Even if it didn’t work out, at least you tried to cut short your path to being a charterholder!