Good grief, eta, not only did I understand your logic, but I agree with it! Now that's scary!
Why not? Beauty is subjective, isn't it? I'd bet it's the same beauty.
Well, finally! I thought I was going to have to post something unbelievably outrageous before anyone called me on it! I guess this argument being resolved might depend on WHY Bach wrote the work: did he write it for aural appreciation, or for the visual pattern? Both could have value, and no doubt do.