I went back and listened to Take 6 and the 2017 mix in succession just to try and understand, but to me, the song just doesn't work anymore. It's always been about the key changes working with the vocals and the journey of the chorus. The last 30 seconds are the culmination, and it's just not the same without the vocal.
Perhaps it's just not your thing. I could understand that. But that's the joy of the Beatles - infinite discussion to be had, and rightfully so.
I hate the vocals and the orchestration is annoying to me. I find the song quite irritating. I always prefer the more stripped down versions rather than the Martin'd ones. It's why I love Anthology so much