I couldn't help myself:
I kept staring at the sock for the rest of the day, and finally ripped it back late last night (always a good idea!). I do like the stitch pattern, but I think it will work better with a slightly fuzzier yarn. This is Signature, which has very tight twist, and amazing stitch definition--I think I'd like the rib pattern better in a yarn with a little less definition.
I was telling Kevin that even though you guys thought it looked good, there were gigantic, unbearable problems that just weren't visible in a picture. My argument was slightly undermined when he pointed out that he'd seen it in person (as did Annie), and not seen these supposedly gigantic, unbrearable problems (neither did Annie), but I stand by it anyway: I needed to rip due to gigantic, unbearable, invisible problems.
I tried a bunch of other patterns without liking them either, but I think I've finally found one that might work. Maybe. Unless I decide to switch back to the ribs and eyelets, with some kind of invisible modification to fix the invisible problem.