Presumably occasioned by the Golden Geek awards…
I’d say that pretty much matches my feelings on it.
And on Terraforming Mars too, except for the “gorgeous presentation” part – similarly a theme that interests me, but doesn’t really feel as though it ties into the gameplay. In both cases, if I see friends playing it at a convention I’ll join them, but I wouldn’t get into a game with strangers (or e.g. on a site like yucata or BGA) because the game alone is not enjoyable enough.
The thing I think might be worth adding to the review is that for many non-gamers, the idea that there is a game specifically about the thing they’re interested in will provide enjoyment in itself; they don’t make the distinctions that I think most of us here would, between a theme that just shows up in the components and a theme that’s actually reflected in the gameplay.