Well I took the Challenge and won!
Very nice mod, less is king. Music seems more involving now. A keeper for sure, which is fortunate really as there is no going back.
I would like to give Michael feedback on the 74HC04 mod but I can't provide him all information now.
The Chameleon has been running 24/7 without any problems since I removed the 74HC04 friday night. No signs of errors, drop outs or what so ever.