Agreed, but a 'nice' one would be nice too. Like a dressed up version. Still all proceeds to the poppy fund. And since you wouldn't want to wear a 'nice' one on the outside of your jacket you could wear the current ones there and save the 'nice' one for adorning clothing. Still giving.
I'm not sure about dressed up poppies, bevvy - I'm sure there would be a market for them (in fact you can get them should you want one), but here in the UK traditional paper poppies are actually made by disabled veterans and their dependents. A dressed up version might require more skills etc, and the work might then have to go to another profit-making manufacurer.
I would worry that a new, nicer version of the traditional poppy might facilitate wearing the same poppy two years in a row, or more. One of the "good things" about the current design is that they fall off and you buy another. I would say, "don't change a thing".
I have the pewter poppy pin I bought from the legion a few years back,but still buy a poppy from one of the vets every year. So,when I asked them about getting a few more of the pewter ones.i was told most people would not buy the usual ones. I do know one cheap ....... who saves the poppy and uses it year after year. And,yes, he is of Scottish heritage.
I have to admit that I had to use last years poppy because I hardly carry cash/change anymore, as I use debit. Every time I saw a poppy box I didn’t have change. I don't feel right just taking a poppy.... and I had last years pinned to my wall in my office. (I'm not a Scott either)