The Stig wrote:
Cripes, it's like all the crappy details from old Who are coming back. The ridiculous face in the credits, the boring and sterile control room.
What the hell, Moffat?
The problem is "crappy details" is a very subjective concept. Some people like them quite a lot. I like the old control room, for example. I don't see why it has to be so cluttered like the modern one.
For the face, I think it's better if subtle. For example, I would prefer a face outline in the vortex rather than just a photo of the face. I also (if it wasn't apparent) prefer the vortex over space. Then again, I don't think they've ever gotten better than the very original credits and there is no face or vortex or space there.