I made this about a week after I posted it, but DH was so busy with work, he didn't get any, and he's been whining about it.
So I made it again last night. It's SOOOOO good!
Personally, I like the vinegar a lot. I think it definitely adds something. I think the "dressing" is worth it, too. SUCH a yummy recipe--crunchy, tasty, tangy, YUM!