The ripple effect might be good for alignment but it doesn’t make for an attractive clubhead. The dark blue face redeems the situation with a a sleek, modern look. A soft face insert should improve feel and help players to judge distance. On fast greens the soft face offers excellent feel.
Get used to the looks and the performance might well be the key to snipping shots off your handicap. The rounded sole makes it less likely than the original to snag on the green. The ripple alignment aid is also very handy especially on long putts.