i have been searching for this jacket at a reasonable price (below the USD 230 list price )for quite a long time, but the features you have removed from the Massdrop edition are a deal breaker for me.
1.- No pockets ?, I got several soft shells form RAB, and if they don't use hand pockets, they use Big napoleon chest pockets, I do own the torque and the sawtooth, the later one has regular pockets. but the torque is for me perfect for you as an example of what the Massdrop edition should be, it does do not interfere with the pack or the wader, and you can store there all what you need for your adventures.
2.- Wrist straps are for me a must it is raining and you have to reach something hight all the time, or move constantly your hands, Climbing, fly fishing..., for me it does not make any sense to remove this feature. ( just my two cents, and I am quite open to rethink why does make sense this to you in other uses.
3.- two way opening is something you do appreciate if you are climbing and frankly more than we can admit, looks sometimes silly but it is simply a great feature.
just my two cents