(with respect to Aurich who has always been helpful and thoughtful)
Congratulations on the release, I know it is the culmination of countless hours of thankless work.
Unfortunately, my overall impression so far isn't great. I can really tell that your hands were tied by the license. It's a real shame. The other art I have seen from you has had so much more drama and grandeur.
Overall, it just looks... boring.
I have to agree with previous comments. I don't like the cartoonish elements. They look out of place. I realize they are sort of "fan-service", but I consider myself a fan, and I don't care for them.
Definitely get rid of the cartoons and the odd-looking (ahem) triangles.
And you can do so much better with the side art and backglass...so far it's a total snooze-fest.
Keeping my credit card in my pocket for now, but I remain optimistic that Aurich can fix this.