Jim and I have repeatedly encouraged simple, well-crafted, non-gimmicky books. We still do.
But have you read about Yutaka Tsujino's site? It's probably too daring for anyone fresh out of school. It also helps that Yutaka's coming from CP+B.
So, yes. If it works, if it's really, really good (and you're not just kidding yourself), you can be like Yutaka and completely suck.