With the bayonet I'm always looking for the orange dots and fumbling around, lest I cause metal to grind on metal and put my teeth on edge.
I totally agree with most bayonets being a pita to align right. Especially nikon in that regard. I always liked Canon FD because there are very clear red dots on the TOP. The M42 easy as pie to change lenses. But I can see how this would cause problems when trying to communicate lens info to the body.
Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.