I understand the appeal of the Indy (work)-boot, but have never grasped the shell cordovan Indy, until I saw the plaza-lasted ravelo Indy. The last certainly changes the character of the boot... outstanding! A fine trade indeed. However, I think you got the better end of that deal.
I have two cordovan Indy boots on TruBalance - cigar and whiskey... I find them to be very sharp boots to wear with denim that can span a variety of situations. It has a very casual but very sharp and refined look to it.