I much prefer the plain suede TBH. I've never had much trouble with suede, not even footwear but I understand other's hesitancy and there are reports that Gucci no longer clean suede/nubuck (which I need to follow-up on).
I will ask Gucci too and ironically the suede is 100 dollars more but I agree and tend to like it more because it is more simplistic and refined. It would be used for work mostly and running around with my boys. Hope it's not too mature for me though I am 42. Going on 32!