How about actually taking the pods out/putting them back in...do you just get used to it vertically (still seems awkward to me, but again, never actually had them on my back that way so I'd have to try it out)?
I'd be worried about pulling the tab down and dropping the pod
I used to use a horizontal pod configuration and thought that vertical would be awkward or uncomfortable. That was years and years ago. I'm so used to a vertical set-up that I find it difficult to imagine going back to horizontal.
When all is said and done though, we can make you whatever you prefer. I can even make them with an addition that will allow you to switch them back and forth.
Can you do it with your eyes closed........while walking tightrope.....in your underwear......with a dancing poodle on your head???