As is clear from the depth, poignancy and accuracy of your response, it was based on a solid foundation of halacha and an in depth understanding of Jewish mentality.
Reb Moshe Feinstein (you may have heard of him, he was a small posek in America a few years ago (!)) wrote a psak on a very similar question. He defined Chukas Hagoyim as somehting which is done exclusively by gentiles and something, the motivation for which, is purely to conform with the trend. “Fun” or “Modern” are not criteria by which we outlaw behaviours.