Thanks for the comparisons. The perfect size in a new last can definitely be an enigma; I'm still trying to find my sweet spot for the 333 last & the Cornwallis/1943 last.
The folks at AE also said the 201 should match my experience in the 65 regardless of being unlined, so I pulled the trigger and ordered the strandmok in 8E.
I'll give some feedback on 201 sizing when they arrive.
Unfortunately I did not see your post earlier but I wear the same size as my 65 last for the 201. Fits great for that shoe for me in both lined and unlined. Hopefully it works well for you.