Haha yeah, whenever I look at rescues it's always the older adults that draw me in. He seems like an incredibly lovely dog and gentle soul!! Bah, and I was doing so good at not being tempted by rescues/Petfinder. I really can't wait for you to finally adopt your GSD in a few years!! You've been waiting for so loonnnngg.
I'm not familiar with their adoption process, but I definitely believe most rescues out there are way too strict, so that sounds fair to me