After three episodes, I have readily accepted that Matt Smith is Doctor Who.
I was worried he was going to play the role as a kind of namby-pants Gen Y woofter, but in fact he carries the whole thing off with a combination of vague brilliance and endearing ugliness. It doesn’t hurt that his co-star, Karen Gillan, has exactly the same kind of outsider geek hott that he does. I’ll be happy watching them for at least a few seasons.
On the minus side: the first three episodes confirm the argument of the previous Doctor Who thread: where Steven Moffat is the lead writer, the results are original and memorable, if a little heavy handed sometimes. But watch out for episodes written by anyone else, especially the ones involving daleks. They’re probably full of epoch-making plot devices, deus ex machina, and British jingoism and nostalgia which is really getting quite sad.
Also it would appear that the only way to make daleks interesting these days is to paint them bright pink.