Having looked at these again, I like A as much as B. But C not at all.
A Study in Necktie Geometry - Page 2
Poll Results: Which Two Ties Do You Prefer? (Pick One from Each Fabric)
0% (0)A and C
84% (27)B and D
6% (2)A and D
9% (3)C and B
The fact that the icons are uniform going vertically doesn't matter as much because we're not used to looking at ties that way.
However I have heard that if the tie is not cut on the diagonal then it won't hang as well. I'd trust Patrizio though, if he says it's ok, I'm sure that's right.
I've repeatedly mentioned that I really hate geometrics of any type aligned in a perpendicular grid, but generally like them when aligned diagonally. I'm pleasantly surprised to see the poll supports this, as most of the geometrics I've seen people wearing in various WAYWRN seem to be the grid style. I've never understood the appeal of the grid.
BTW, if you want diagonally aligned patterns, you typically need the fabric to be printed appropriately, as ties are generally cut on the bias. I'd be cautious about just rotating the fabric around.
PS. your photoshop in D is a bit wrong; you've ended up with a small area towards the top right quadrant that are misaligned, causing the white-centred dots to line up instead of alternate. It's just enough to be visually jarring, and might throw off your poll results slightly if others notice it subconsciously.
Thats what I have always experienced, ties cut on the straight do not knot or drape as well.