Using the very cool Demo system, I was able to achieve what I wanted to do.
This Demo is nice to enable a prospect to fully use the system without buying the product or doing a Trial (which is not offered).
So, Kudos to those who devised that system - I didn’t fully realize what the Demo was at first but its really my own personal/private WP installation with GF installed for me to experiment with.
And since its a normal WP site, I’m able to export my form(s) and import them into my live site so I don’t lose all my testing time - VERY nice!
PS _ The clincher for me was the LIST-type field. This is something THAT IS NOT in WPForms. So since it was kinda necc. for our form, GF gets the sale!