Before the surgery I, too, predicted that this would be the case. I thought I would wake up, say to myself "Wow, everything looks bluer," then after 5 minutes my brain's firmware would autmatically colour correct my vision back to the way I was used to experiencing it. Hence the reason I am so shocked that I was wrong. It's been a couple of weeks now and I am still surprised by the blueness (to be more accurate, I gues this should say, "The lack of yellowness"). I am thinking that the reason your father and your friend stopped noticing the blue was not because of psychovisual colour correction, but familiarity with the new "look" - i.e. it simply became unworthy of comment.
what happens is that the "straw CC filter" that is embedded into your aging lenses causes blues to appear darker and less saturated (not that you would be conscious of this, of course). So if you were colour grading your work to make a neutral looking scene (that is to say. well balanced with the reds and greens), you compensate for your vision by boosting the chroma in the blues and also brightening them.
However, the only people who would notice this would be those that are much younger than you, and even then they would probably just say to themselves, "Oh, that's just his visual style".
John, l also did your blink test to compare the old lens with the new one, but my results were different. I could easily tell the difference between the yellowish vision of the old aging lens and the comparatively bluish cast through the new one (This was proof that the psychovisual colour correction that the brain does is not applied separately to each eye, but to the overall "fused" image that is the combination ofleft and right.). However, I did this test by looking at a blank white sheet of paper. With normal outdoor scenery it was difficult to tell the difference because of all the confusing detail and tones.