Even in its somewhat chopped state, the '62 is infinitely better than that thing from the V2 labs, the Liturgiam Horarum.
But I do agree, the '62 office is not as good as the so-called Divino Afflatu version St. Pius X promulgated. An English translation of this edition exists, but the ones I've seen fetched astronomical prices on eBay.
I actually think the LH does a few things well; though an innovation, the patristic readings every day are nice. It is also easier to fit the whole office into one's day, no matter one's state in life. Otherwise, though, I generally agree with you. None of the changes taken individually is as serious as the changes in the Mass, but the LH is to my mind a more striking departure from Roman liturgical tradition than the "revised" Missal.
The Anglican Breviary, though not a Catholic publication, is essentially the Divino Afflatu breviary in one volume. It is obviously Anglican, with the Coverdale psalter and some BCP collects instead of the Roman ones, but a lot of the material is taken from the Bute breviary. Not perfect, but can be had for under $100. There is a Yahoo group dedicated to its use, and some members have posted printable supplemental materials to further adapt it to Roman Use, e.g., the Gospels and collects for Advent which differed in the Sarum Use that the BCP is based on.