I'm of the same mind as Mike, in that you should play whatever instrument makes you happy, no matter the style.
I will add this though, I have never seen an acoustic guitar that could not be set up to play nearly as easily as a well set up electric guitar (as long as there were not any structural problems to be corrected first). I realize that the strings of an electric are generally going to be lighter gauge and lower tension, but such differences can be easily remedied with silk and steel strings or lighter gauge acoustic strings of nearly any composition. And as long as you do not play hard on your instrument, the action can come down to electric action height pretty easily. The biggest detriment is generally to the tone and power of the instrument. And even this can be compensated for somewhat with creating a greater string break angle behind the saddle with slots that run from the pin hole to the back of the saddle. So in reality, if you can find a really good, experienced guitar tech, they should be able to do wonders for your acoustic guitar to make it play easily and still sound good.
What you would be looking for in the way of guitar set up to make this work would be:
Full fret level and dress; to make the frets exactly the same height over the entire fingerboard
Truss Rod adjustment; to make the neck "nearly" straight for ultra low action
Saddle height/intonation set up; to get the action down to about 1.5mm on the low E and 1.25mm on the high E (measured at the 12th fret)
Nut slots cut; to make first position fretting extremely easy yet clean tone when strummed open
Bridge slotting; to give the strongest break angle behind the saddle for best tone
All these things will make a huge difference in the way the guitar plays for you. I do this sort of work every day and folks are always stunned about how nice their guitar plays afterward.
One last thing, I understand your concern. I recently developed trigger finger in my left hand which makes playing quite painful at times and restricts my ability to stretch with my little finger (not a good thing). I actually spent some time setting up all my guitars recently (they were previously set up quite nicely by me, but this time I was serious about making them play easily), and the difference was night and day. In fact, I have to wonder, if I had done this sooner, could I have avoided my current condition? Anyway, life is what it is and we play the cards as they are being dealt the best we can. If you are ever in my neck of the woods, I'll set up your guitar for free. Take care friend.