Now the OP has established he has the height and lack of portability needs that allow most any of the hobby oriented cyclones it now comes to to a budget vs features vs efficacy vs fan curve vs ease of installation balance, the key here being this equation will be different for everyone.
Quality 3rd party tests of all the available cyclones are near non-existent, the Wood magazine test of the CV is almost certainly based on a leaky system, it is too much of an outlier especially when it uses a known quality filter.
I personally have owned a Oneida DGP, CV Max and a Chicago Blower/Torit all with 15 MERV or better filters and my particle meter tells me they were all very effective, the only machines/tools I wasn't/am not happy with were/are my 50" drum sander and miter saw but these were issues with capture more a result on the tool end.
I get the short cyclones like the Laguna are a compelling solution, it is a one stop shop DC in a box. All the bells and whistles are built in and you don't have to moonlight as an electrician to get them up and running with a remote and bin sensors. Assuming no leaks (the best way to test is a Dylos) ALL the various flavors of DC will return air to the work space that is directly correlated with the quality of the filters. These filters will last longer and allow acceptable flow longer with more surface area.
There is nothing magic about DC it is simply impeller size/shape, hp to match the impeller, efficacy of seperation and post seperation filtration efficacy along with proper ducting and optimized capture at the machine. The biggest place one can screw up picking a cyclone is poor filters, someone mentioned the Jet, the filters on the Jet are not HEPA.
I know the Laguna is a neat package deal, some would call it stylish and if you follow Torben's lead even sexy but I subscribe to the idea that a cyclone is like a creepy uncle, best not seen or heard, build the cylone in, put your bin alarm on the outside and life in the shop is better, if you need sexy paint the cyclone "box" in grey and green and put framed pictures of a Domino in slinky dress on the walls.
Someone mentioned sound pressure levels from the manufacturers. Forget these, except MAYBE when comparing across one companies units. Without a distance, the weighting and the environment they are measured in (2 pi, 4pi space etc) these numbers are useless. In Europe they have standards by which machine SPL must be measured to meet certain regulations, the cyclones we have aren't regulated in that way so the manufacturer's numbers should not be given any weight. Honestly fan curves from the manufacturers need to be taken with the same grain of salt, save comparing across a single manufacturers range.
The short cyclones will work, they just have higher filter loading which means more maintenance and more frequent filter replacement and if they are going to be permanently piped in and you plan to pipe across the ceiling given that they are short you are either going to increase static pressure or have a long gradual rise to the main run both of which are not ideal.
DC is about the most contentious subject on wwing forums, it ain't sexy, it ain't cheap (unless you run your shop open and move a lot of air through it) but it poses the most danger of anything in the shop. Many people work in a wood shop 40 hours a week for their entire working life and never have a serious flesh and bone injury but every person that works any significant time in a woodshop will have their respiratory system negatively impacted to some degree whether they realize it or not. My opinion is build the best DC system you can afford and if budget/space/power allow then get one of the tall cyclones, preferably 5hp, optimize the capture at the machine and run ambient HEPA filters during and after you leave the shop. As an alternative one could wear a respirator all the time, for me if I had to do this I would probably shift to my other hobbies since I hate them and will only wear them when spraying.