First and most obvious: This guy is our doctor now. Yes, he is young. Yes, he will take getting used to. Yes, he's got some really bad hair sometimes. I do disagree with the argument that he's too janky-looking. Have you even looked at David Tennant? Christopher Eccleston? Every other doctor ever? And you say this guy looks funny? Come on, now.
I'm reserving judgement until a few episodes into the 2010 series. I hated Catherine Tate with a passion, too, and now I think she made Series 4 the best new series season ever. GIVE IT TIME, GIVE IT TIME.
Second: The specials in 2009. I am not into speculating, but I am really, really looking forward to them.
Third: The Christmas special.
I both liked and hated how
Overall I was pretty underwhelmed, but I did still enjoy it. It sort of made me realize all over again that the doctor/companion interaction is a huge part of what I love about Who. By himself the Doctor was just kind of... boring.