I think the placket change is the most drastic change. The removal of the pocket I could live with though I usually have them on my BDs. And the back pleats, I am indifferent. I am not a fan of the cuff treatment. I would rather a button on the sleeve placket to keep the cuff straight. If there is one there, then the second button on the cuff is decorative and distracting. But the change of the front placket I think will detract by getting rid of the wrinkled placket that all of my OCBD have, and now it is in shirt limbo. I generally prefer the french placket, but I never considered it on an OCBD. Perhaps I just need to broaden my horizons. I would never wear a tie with a BD because I think it looks a bit off, but this shirt straddles the line. But as long as you are happy and had fun that is all that matters. I don't think it is a crime, but I wonder how many times you will end up reaching for it.