I’ll need to see it in person. But ever since the iPhone 5, each new design has had its fair share of design criticisms. iPhone 5 had the two colors in the back, iPhone 6 had the antenna bands and the protruding camera. iPhone 7 Plus had the huge dual camera.
I think it's very attractive when it's not on and running and we are just looking at the style and workmanship...except the camera bump sticks out like crazy.I don't think that takes away from the looks of it, but I don't look forward to trying to keep it from getting scuffed up.
While off, the notch looks cute and distinctive.
When it's on and running, I have to say I'll reserve final judgement until after I've gotten a chance to use it. "Pretty is as pretty does" and if the notch interferes with my having a positive user experience, of course I'll think it's hideous.