Money shots don't make storytelling, as you well know.
What interests me is the events and the situation - not the art. That's not to say your art isn't well done or visually interesting - it definitely is - but on this page I think it's serving its intended purpose so well (that is, telling the story) that I'm not consciously aware of its presence. I'm just in the story.
In my opinion, that's the goal of all great comic book art. And this page has got it! That's why I love it.