Since you asked for my opinion, here it is, please understand that everyone will not agree with it :-*.
We do not under any circumstance breed to an Angus bull to get calving ease, I know that is the response you will normally get, for our farm it makes no sense whatsoever to waste a calf to get a live one, there are too many other options for my taste. For a purebred calf we like Money Man and Hard Core, some of the older choices would be Witch Doctor or Bouncer. Jakes Proud Jazz would give you a double registered calf (heifer), some like Who Made Who althought we never had much luck with him.
My husband hates breeding heifers, his arm goes numb and it is a big whinefest, so we bought a Hard Core/Angus bull and that is what all of our heifers but 2 this year are bred to.
I am going to play devils advocate here on Money Man. I'm not knocking the bull or Major's I think the world of them and we used him on the 2 heifers we are showing this year, just throwing this out as food for thought. I am from Kansas, I am also from Johnson County, we have shown against most if not all of the high dollar heifers from Hartman's you refered to. Money Man is an 8 year old bull, where are all of the great progeny out of him other than the few sold at Hartman's and where are the progeny from the high dollar heifers? Something to think about.
On the Midas note, I would love to breed to him, I'm pretty sure he is out of my price range.