So here's just an update, I've only been doing 5/3/1 for about a month now so I can't really tell you how I'm progressing. My lifts feel stronger and I feel better then I have in a long time, but I'm accounting that to the volume of 5/3/1 being very low, much lower then I am used to. I had no issues going up the 5 and 10 pounds in the maxes, so my original plan of doing this for 6 months is still in place.
My only quip against it so far, is that I hate doing it. For me it's boring and I don't enjoy doing it. I've always done a lot of high volume and high activity workouts (albeit more then likely more then I needed to), but I was excited to work out and I loved every second of training. I would even get up early in the morning just to work out and start off my day right. With this current routine I put it off and I really don't feel as motivated to do it as much, I have to force myself to get going.
Regardless, I'll suck it up and get to work, I do need to increase my base of strength if I want to be more then just a lower level intermediate lifter. I'll find a routine that works, and that I enjoy, afterwards.