I have a few thoughts that may save you time and money either way. First, a stroker will not make a show engine any more impressive in sound, and you can't see it. Run your high compression and a nasty cam for sound, and racing or AvGas for the smell, and go impress folks with your stock stroke. Nobody will know any different and it doesn't have to make tons of power, right?
Second, if you still want to go stroker, clearance grinding on longer strokes is one of the easiest parts of building a 351W based stroker. 30 minutes usually does it. 15 minutes the second time.
I developed a method to do the crank and rod clearancing years ago that allows you to do the dirty work before
you send the block for machining. Yep, that means with no pistons in the engine. Saves a good bit of time, and I'll find a link to my write-up for you if you go that way.
I say this because most 3.85" (393) and shorter-stroke cranks and rods do not need clearancing, but there is no guarantee of that. Different makes and versions of cranks with various rods can clearance much differently. Even the variations from block-to-block can change things, so you must always
check clearances and grind as-necessary. In any case, there is no cause to fear the grinding part, and just go to the stroke you want in the first place. Hope that helps.