Ok, so these two just came up in a conversation on Tandem. Having a look around the net and the forums, while also asking my friend who I’d been talking to, I think I finally have a pretty solid grasp of the use of ～みたい
@Syphus & @KanjiNovice gave pretty good explanations here https://community.wanikani.com/t/読みたい-and-読んでみたい-whats-the-difference/11643?u
The thing is I haven’t been able to find anything about the apparent usage of ～したい and where it is used instead?
So explain away