I prefer the left turn and taking the route parallel to Hawthorne. I've done almost all of the above options, save the cutting through the gas station, and just prefer the bike boulevard.
I simply don't want to compete with cars, and more often buses for the right of way in that weird intersection and subsequent roadway. The crossing of Hawthorne, turning left and heading toward the bridge where the busses have to cross the bike lane and the bus stop at 11th. That's a lot to compete with, particularly when I can just wait patiently to cross the Hawthorne at my own pace.
But to each their own, I suppose.