Re: A version of the Bible, what do you think?
Complaining about there being too many translations of a text seems sort of backwards. Shouldn't we be glad that the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament are texts that inspire translators of every generation and that we have an incredible wealth of versions in English to choose from? After all, ALL translations are different texts, both in regards to each other and to the original...there is no such thing as an "exact" translation. And there can't be. So how can it be a bad thing that we have so many different versions (some of them bad and some good and some superlative)?
Besides, if everyone had done the same and complained about "too many versions," we wouldn't have the King James Version at all. After all, why BOTHER translating the Bible again when we already have the Geneva Bible and the Douay-Rheims Bible (etc)? It'll just confuse people. Also, the King James is not in any way the only translation with a "poetic flow"...and the Shakespeare comparison doesn't apply because Shakespeare wrote in English and we don't need any translations at all...and your argument basically seems to be "This version is fine and I like it so let's not have any others ever."
The thing is, the King James version is fine and I do like it. Parts of it contain some of the greatest writing in the English language. But just because someone already did something surpassingly well doesn't mean other people can't also do it well in different ways. And I'm always embarrassed to admit liking the Authorized Version because of all this KJVO junk. It's like if people who enjoyed Milton had to deal with other people who also enjoyed Milton but claimed that we shouldn't have had any more poems in English after Milton because why bother.
"We are symbols and inhabit symbols; workmen, work, and tools, words and things, birth and death, all are emblems; but we sympathize with the symbols, and being infatuated with the economical uses of things, we do not know that they are thoughts." - Emerson, "The Poet" (Essays, Second Series)