Thanks for all the replies! I had forgotten how fun and encouraging posting songs on here could be!
Re: bass mix, I guess I like to err on the side of bass light, since the altarnative can really ruin a mix, particularily on today's "super ultra insane bass" playback systems. This song, being a very 80's type of sound doesn't suffer all that much IMO, since OG 80's pop recordings are usually fairly bright and "cold".
Thanks for representing my wife's side of the argument! Just for the record, "Michael" is not an actual person.