I prefer to not have the enlarged lever, but in fairness, it's the most ergonomic and easy to use lever I've ever levered. Although enlarged, it's less so than some other big-lever models offered, especially from Winchester. So, don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.
The plywood stock however? Since they're now forced upon us, the stock on this model is at least closer to the right color, as opposed to mine that has the hideous silver and black tie-dye.