I'm sorry man. That may have came off wrong. Did not mean to sound ungrateful.
Thanks for offering the workarounds and thanks for responding.
I definitely agree with drawback #2.
So I understand, you're recommending I disable org-latex-with-hyperref and then add my own \\hypersetup. My goal would be to avoid placing a #+ entry into every .org file I compose. Which var would be the easiest to to adjust so I can emit \\hypersetup by default and still access the info map that is passed to org-latex-template. I'd like to get the keywords, subject and creator variables that are emitted right now.