Blacks are fine for typing too, my first MX was blacks. However I did discover I prefer lighter switch, specifically red. If I hadn't tried reds I would have gone along most happily with blacks though and still like them to a degree.
I've always liked mini boards over larger ones. I looked at the Choc mini for awhile, and had a domes board with almost the same layout, but I never liked it 100%. Lucky for me the Poker came along and I found near perfection there.
I'm not from Europe, but it will depend completely with how the seller marks the customs form if you have to pay VAT and / or additional customs fee, assume you will.