Follow-me = quality engineering
Trailgator = cheap bent metal.
I hate the trailgator, but never did enough tagging a long to justify a follow me, because we've always had cargobikes at our disposal.
I'm 189cm, and with bars with a lot of reach and a 140mm stem, I can get close to what I would be happy fast audaxing on. I usually ride A 60cm road bike. If you are much taller, I think you'll find it a bit short for reach if you like to be stretched out.
We've had the Circe for ages. Was great with a mini stoker, a kids seat and a trailer.