Perhaps after approval we should see how many people like the design as-is. If it's lacking enthusiasm we could then open it up for a vote on each of the two/three customizable parts.I understand where you're coming from, but you've effectively said 'let's not vote, let's just have a vote' and if this project is destined to get 'bogged down', there might be no quick fix. After all, this is an on-line forum. :-d
Let's look at the issue from another angle. There are only three things to be decided: the module, the case back design and the dial design. The module might easily be an executive decision as I have not seen any requests for anything other than the 55 module. The case back is just a matter of wording, so one poll with two or three choices should do it. I can't see much need for discussion about that. As for the dial, it has no dependencies on the case back so two polls could run in parallel. I haven't seen anybody gravitating towards a particular Thematic style, whereas there seems to be much enthusiasm for a Technical style in the Watchuseek colours. Some solid concepts have been shown so far, so this could possibly also be decided in one poll with two or three choices, although some preliminary discussion might be warranted.
But these are just my opinion. The decision will lie with the project leader.
It's still up to cuthbert to make the final decision on everything (I'm just thinking out loud again). :-d