Personally I like a large depth of field, but that seems to be regarded as old fashioned by many these days, I doubt if I would have given the photograph as much "study time" if it had had a shallow depth of field. In those terms I find an out of focus foreground particularly hard to take, but perhaps I just don't get it.Yes, but not in black & white.
I actually don't know whether to like or hate this photo. On the one hand it's just a big mess, on the other there seems to be an intriguing rhythm in it (especially in this deliberately noisy B&W version) that made me decide not to discard the picture after all. Seems like a theme I should pursue further - perhaps starting with less DoF?