It really all depends on what your goals are. This is mostly a matter of opinion, but one line really stuck out to me:
Whenever I read circle notes I am constantly translating the notes into shapes and solfege.
This is the deal breaker. If you've ever learned a foreign language, you know that everyone starts off with word-for-word translations. But to really know a foreign language—to be fluent—one must wean themselves off word-for-word translation and ultimately just speak the language directly.
As it is now, you're translating notation note-for-note. The fact is that this will only get you so far. You'll be able to fake it pretty well, but true fluency with standard notation will only come after you step away from this note-for-note translation.
I recommend trying to remove this shaped-note middle man. But the good news is that you can do this anywhere (and away from the instrument); just sitting down for 5 minutes a day to look at music and think through it will ultimately get you to where you want to be.