Ty for the feedback!
Here is December's update. Just spent 8 hours trimming and pruning today and here are the initial results:
Still have some plants to put back in, but needed a break. That being said, I now have a ton of moss to get rid of.
I am also wondering if the needle leaf java ferns need to go. I am either going to remove them, or move them to the corners. They really shade a lot of area that could be put to better use (like growing plants).
I went ahead and rescaped the right side. Going with the "plug" method to fill that area in with HC. That should give the tank a consistent look and feel for the foreground across the entire tank front.