That makes sense. I didn't know they were neutral during WWI. Then again, I don't really know squat about WWI.
I think it was quite a lot of money to spend just to end up with the same flag. I really like the Red Peak design. I wish we would have our own flag change here in Australia. I don't like that we have a flag of another nation just chilling out there in the corner. As though we're completely dependent on the United Kingdom. Not to mention that to a lot of indigenous Australians the Union Jack is still a symbol of colonial oppression.
But these things cost money. And I don't think that it's worthwhile if the result is the same as if nothing had been done.