I agree with losing the wharf activities on both sides of the horizon line. When I first looked at this image, I thought it lacked a particular dynamicism. It wasn't dull, nor overly flat, just sort of hmmmmmmm.
I've waited through a number of edits, none of which I thought did the image the justice it deserved (and of course, the original vision of the maker may be what he still likes best).
While everyone seemed to be headed more toward a subdued tonal range, I kept seeing bright and sharp.