The convenience of that is duly noted, Mike. And after your post I've thought of some scenarios where I would seriously consider the G26 or something like it just for the versatility you mentioned. For instance, if I was traveling alot on business or vacation it would be convenient to only take one gun and the appropriate mags to perform all the duties you describe.
But for day to day defense of my family every night, I'm not trading the extra energy provided by the 5" barrel nor the accuracy of that long sight radius (and trijicon sights) just for the convenience of not having to get my Beretta out of a safe. For me, trading performance for that convenience for night-time HD is just not gonna happen. But then again, my gun is not in a 14 gun rifle safe with a five number combo two stories down in the basement either.
My HD guns are in an Amsec box right under the bed where I sleep at night, within arms reach. Yes, I am making a trade-off there in regard to it would probably take me a second longer to draw than from the night stand drawer, but I'm willing to make that trade since the benefits are a) the security of knowing that while I'm asleep my gun is always secure with children in the house, and b) I'm not going to get woken up by a BG who is pointing my gun in my face.