Just thinking about this again, having read some of the comments.
Many of us, myself included, seem to be a little critical of ALS for potentially introducing a sports watch in steel. (And this is a widely held assumption, that it will be a sports model).
But, this is exactly what AP did in 1972 with the RO and Patek did in 1976 with the Nautilus. Perhaps the disappointment (if we call it that) is that ALS are just following the playbook rather than there being an issue with the watch itself.