Nooo worries and no hard feelings. I'll take your apology in beer(s), sorry just won't cut it in my book.
Personally, how I see it is (and the article mentions it too), an aero helmet should be your extra helmet, not your primary helmet. I haven't had any experience with aero helmets, but I wouldn't even consider it, of course, I'm climbing a lot more than you are, so that's the climber in me talking. I would gladly take extra drag over loss of ventilation.
You can look at the Giant Strive, which seems like it seems like it's a hybrid between the Riv and Rivet, with a few more holes for ventilation.
Nonetheless, bottom line for helmets is if the helmet fits, feels good and looks good on you! I've been helmet shopping for the better part of a year now and the only helmet that seems to fit me is the one I have or the 8000NT OGK helmet that you see on the Giant website.