For now there is the 96 key layout that is almost full size which is a good modern compromise to a traditional full layout. I do agree with you about the problem of having a non matching numpad. I'm still using a red Ducky numpad. If Massdrop will sell a TKL or any kind of keyboard less than a full size, at least provide an option for a matching numpad. Finding a matching numpad is way too much of a hassle for me. I'm from the older generation of typists who prefer to have a full size standard layout in general.
As I get deeper into this hobby i'm starting to appreciate the "modern layouts." Heck I even joined the vintage drop for the Mercury Rocketeer 60% board cause it's going back to the basics (I'm lacking 60% and 40% in my collection). These days I get that the arrow keys can be programmed as "WASD, IJKL, or even HJKL." However, the dedicated numpad is nice to have if you are a ten key typist in addition to being a touch typist in general. I guess i'm one of those that must have as many keys on a board to utilize most key sets (including novelties, and some artisans) from a keycap drop that I love. I don't know, I think this community has made me more flexible with layouts since I've attained different kinds of keebs like split ergos, orthos, and soon 60% and 40% just to be fair.