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It definitely sounds different and people should give it a try if they want a change. With my acoustic trio, I frequently capo up to provide a different sound/voicing from another guitar and a mando. I tuned down to D as an experiment to provide an alternate approach and I liked it. I rarely play that way in the trio (thought I'm using DADGAD a fair bit), but my Ovation is almost always tuned down a full step.I have two guitars that I play regularly. My #1 player is kept tuned down to D and the other is tuned down to C#. I'm playing mostly solo instrumental music, so it has nothing to do with vocals. I just prefer the sound of the instrument that way.
If you use really heavy strings they can have intonation issues at the bottom of the neck and the low end can get boomy. I have a really light touch so I use fairly light strings and just try not to drive them too hard. I do need at least a 25.5" scale length to make it work though.The heavy gauge i use for D has it's drawbacks.