My copy arrived this morning, I read the first three chapters straight away. Absolutely loving it so far, really enjoying how so many obscure bits from Enterprise are being embraced and joined up in interesting ways, makes the astro-political scene in the Enterprise era seem much more realisitic than all these species we saw once in local space and until now, heard nothing of again.
I agree. The building blocks of all the species, and the thoughts on Andorian bridge design were well received. Lots of tidbits at possible future developments for Starfleet.