I read through your complete thread. I am by no means an expert but have something to add. I would dry the vehicle using a MF drying towel, to cut down on the swirl marks. I would then give the car an even DA application of Ultimate Polish as it is less aggressive than Ultimate Compound, Swirl X or Color X. Then, top it off with two thin coats of Ultimate Wax.
You may have to live with the minor swirl marks and concentrtate on keeping it at it's current condition.