I like that they stay with alloy cranks. They are stiffer. I notice a huge difference when switching between my carbon and alloy crank sets. I also like the swerve in the brifter and the 11 speed cassette. The brakes calipers and hoods look pretty trick too. IMO the gloss black looks cheap though. Shimano spoiled us with the Gunmetal, Maybe next year. I am also curiose if they made their chain narrower and widened their cassette range.
Afraid I agree, have never really been a fan of the DA aesthetics but have gotta to say the 10 speed looks nicer I may be bargain hunting soon as my my SRAM red rear mech has broken (spring snapped) after only 2 years! I may be jumping ship to Simano.....but shhhh....don't tell Ludwig
Looks to be a huge unsupported expanse of chainring. I wonder how they maintain the stiffness of the current version. No cut-outs / asymmetric ramps in the chain. For durability maybe? Or could just be a pre-production chain. Shifters and brakes look like slightly refined versions of 7900. Hard to tell if the cassette is wider than current 10-speed.