I was thrilled with the feedback I received from my impromptu poll. Seventeen people took the time to read both Versions and click on their choice. I even had two people who suggested that Version A and B should be combined!
For those of you who are interested in the actual results, here they are:
As Ernest Hemingway said, “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” Thank you for helping an apprentice become better.