In terms of resources, three wouldn't be a whole lot more than two. We've got lots of space, and if it would cut down on the fighting, it would seem like fewer cats than we currently have. And yet I can't help feeling like having more than two cats is crossing some cultural line. Which, by the way, I don't even have the energy to try and unpack the "ew gross cat lady" as spinster outcast phenomenon from a feminist perspective, though obviously it is richly layered.
Anyway, that is my conundrum at present. Do what I think might actually be best for the household, or conform to the cultural standards for acceptable cat-having. I'll let you know how it unfolds, internet. Thanks for listening.