Larry, you are right. I was not even suggesting that you change your version. Sounds wonderful. My intent was just to suggest "tweaks" for anyone looking for a different version.
We too have a lot of salads that we rotate through, and I would not change any of the ones we consider "setteled law"
I have another version of broccoli salad that I make when I can get good, fresh Georgia pecans. I sub pecans for the bacon and reduce the acidity of the dressing.