Offlabel, while this may not be the advice OP was looking for...you are exactly right, and it's important to know this before transitioning to OR.
I personally do NOT love circulating RN's hyper-focus on "procedural orthodoxy and documentation"--thank you, Offlabel, for explaining the circulator role quite concisely.
So I recently transitioned (within the same organization) from circulating to working with trauma/general surgeons on the outpatient side. I really enjoy being that pre- and post-op point of contact for my patients, along with the patient education/triage opportunities. And one of the surgeons wants me to scrub eventually. I'll have the best of both worlds from my perspective.
OP, you have an awesome foundation for OR circulating if that's your goal. You will have a deeper knowledge of medications and diseases/pathologies than many new OR-only nurses, and this will enhance your patient care. You will know, with a quick glance at the patient's chart, what to bring up with anesthesia (who is REALLY SUPER IN-CHARGE of intra-op patient care). That knowledge can make a huge difference for patient outcomes in surgery.
Just understand that circulating is A LOT of running after supplies during the case, herding vendors before the case (implants, intra-op monitoring depending on service line), counting before and during the case, and charging for stuff--at least at my facility, the RN circulator documents all supplies/suture/etc in the picklist for inventory as well as charging purposes.
One thing many OR RNs enjoy is the 1:1 ratio, and I understand that completely, having worked on a crazy cardiac tele floor with a 6:1 ratio. Although I would research upcoming surgical patients for the day (and preference cards/case carts) during longer cases because I didn't want to have a bad turnover time...sigh. Hyper-emphasis on room turnover time is another frustration unique to OR.
The takeaway...every specialty has its advantages and disadvantages. One of the best parts of nursing is our ability to transition, and find the synergy that works best for us and our patients.