Those pretty photos in those slick catalogues had me buying for at least a couple of years!
I probably planted over a thousand bulbs over a three year period.
The squirrels got fat on the crocus and windflower bulbs.
About the only small bulbs that have lived for any length of time in my beds are muscari.
I like the white daffs as well and they, and the small flowered narcissus that flower late, have been good performers.
I love the big, yellow, early daffs, but they are always frosted out in the early spring so I don't plant them anymore.
Well, if you know what works, go with it. Daffodils are said to repel bulb-eaters, so you might try planting one in each hole with another type of bulb, i.e. white daff with early crocus, daff with iris reticulata, or whatever. There may be a variety of yellow early daff that is especially bred for frost-resistance - have you checked into that? I haven't, as I don't care for yellow! Thank you for your intriguing comment.