I think everybody's overreacting... Just like the new 5er at the beginning. Just like those huge tail lights on the 7er...
Certainly not lovestruck like when seeing e92 for the first time, but i think its an OK car.
A little bit of originality is good. which you'll never get from Golf or A3, bolder and bolder model after model.
... and by the way that new little Benz is even more weird for me !