Mine came early, arriving around the middle of Monday.
Watched it this evening. A very good set of episodes. Though it asks more questions than it answers (it answers a lot of quetions, but just added a whole bunch more to the pile).
The episodes are trying to convince me that this verson is better than the original. I'm not quite arguing with them anymore, but there are several plots going on that need resolving aside from the plots in the original show. And it looks like they will have time to resolve most of those plots. One plot I can tell is a setup for the future and probably won't resolve in this series. That will just be a matter on if they decide to make more after Yamato 2199.