I came here to ask the same question so the answers were helpful. Not sure if it's preferred to to add on here or start a new thread. It doesn't say if the poster made a decision.
I wondered thoughts on ADV 2.2 versus Salsa Journeyman Apex and Cannondale Topstone AL (Sora or maybe 105). I would love the Topstone Carbon, but that's a lot more. I have a carbon road bike with 25mm tires (max) and am looking for something more of endurance type for comfort. Up to now have ridden pavement (Michigan, so can be bumpy) but thought gravel type bike could add versatility.