Banned Sock Puppet
I don't like riding hunched over either which is why I suggested the changes in the position of your drop bars and getting a more upright stem. Stems come in 40 degree riser stems which will get you up higher. Did you read my eaelier post about this?Nope. Shimano 105. In fact the whole bike has the complete Shimano 105 group with the exception of the FSA crank and BB.
I was talking about style. In the MTB world riser bars are a style of bar. I saw some drop bars that have a riser-like bend in them. My bike fit is perfect, I just want a more upright riding position. Don't like riding hunched over.
But it appears you are unhappy with the brakes. If you can't live with the rim brakes and can't get high enough with my suggestions, the best choice would be to sell that bike and get a hybrid with straight bars. Putting straight bars on a road bike is an expensive rabbit hole. If you loved eveeything else about the bike, it might be worth it. It appears you won't be happy with this bike no matter what.