I've only just discovered this thread, and I must say I am quite surprised that this wasn't brought up earlier.
I like the scene, but I think it's amazing they decided to pay homage to such a famous scene. Using the name Robert Sterling is one thing, but having an oily version of one of the most famous moments in the series is another.
The only thing I don't like about the scene is how quickly it comes after we've only just met Fields; as we were just starting to really like her.
And just as Bond had got to like her, in a manner of speaking! And yet he carelessly leaves her at Greene's place as he goes dashing off with Camille - never gave the other girl a second thought after that, until she turns up dead in his hotel room. That, and Bond's callous disposal of Mathis' body in a skip were two aspects of the character in QoS that jarred a bit. But, they are part of the beginning of Bond, I suppose.
Thinking about the scene in GF though, Bond didn't exactly have Jill Masterton's health and welfare in mind either, did he? - disrupting her assistance of Goldfinger's cheating at cards. But then, at that point Goldfinger just appeared to be another wealthy card sharp, not the murderous character he turns out to be.