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Put me in the "Sorcerers should be able to spontaneously heighten all their spells" camp.
I approach it from a few different angles. Narratively, Sorcerers are inherently magical. They literally cast by feeling. As a result, they can fine tune the amount of power they put into a spell, because it's as natural as moving a muscle. It makes sense that when they get a spell, they are better suited to manipulating it on the fly than say a wizard, who needs to formulate their spells. So the fact that wizards are able to extrapolate all levels of a spell while sorcerers cannot seems like a reversal of their narrative roles, and imo a favoritism for wizards, but I digress.
As for choice paralysis, it really comes down to if you want to cast a spell at its highest level possible or not. The extra choices brought by free heightening are less of a choice then the choice between the actual spells. The people who suffer from choice paralysis in spell casters will be exactly as bad with or with out the heightening in my experience, because the heightening is a matter of magnitude, not action.