My husband and I like this one best. Yes, I have to agree that having the subject in the middle is a bit predictable, but we really like the interest in the background, the overall mood of your subject and the exposure is spot on. My husband also liked your choice of lens for this one. The lens used for the first one of the previous set created more distortion of Matt’s body…larger head, small body.
I actually find there is more of a feeling of depth with this new photo; since you created more definition between foreground and background by keeping your subject in crisp focus and blurring your background. Choices, choices, choices! ;-))