Pay the extra and move on and never regret it. Have any form of texture and your stuck with it.
Just look around at some of the DIY sites with post asking how to get some form of texture off of a wall or ceiling, there's hundreds, there's no one asking how to apply it.
Texture is most often done when someone's just to lazy to do it right and it does not really take all that much extra to do it.
My drywall man charges $14.00 a board, that's a 4' X 12" sheet to hang, finish, and prime first coat, any flaws that show up get fixed before any paint goes on. Worth every penny he gets paid.