I have to remind myself that this most recent remodel was to increase the resale value of our house. But four years ago, we did the same thing (without changing the bathroom tile) with the same intention, and well, we're still here.
I need time to think over a remodel. This remodel came fast and furious in the midst of having to repipe the house. If I got a redo, I'd tile the entire wall to the ceiling with no division between the shower and wall (like the picture above), which would solve the back splash problem in a modern bathroom with a vessel sink.