Obviously for some Timmies that is a game changer. Like that was the only thing holding them back. I think it looks like a fucking mail box and wouldn't buy on based on looks alone.
Footprint wise, it's no larger than those that have an exposed diode (RMR, Delta Point, etc). It just seems bulkier because there's no "open" space. Same visual illusion that the Vortex UH-1 suffers from compared to the EOTech holo sights.
I like that the emitter diode is enclosed, so no matter what kind of shit you drop the pistol in you'll always have a dot as long as you wipe the glass off.
Shooting-wise, you're right. Same old shit.