I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
As far as I understand, both writer and artist were handpicked by Joss Whedon. 95% of the time or more I'm on board with anything Whedon handpicks.
This team, though. The writing is unconvincing, the characters feel slightly off, I find the plot boring - which is again surprising since Whedon is credited with coming up with the idea along with Lynch. I think I dislike this artist most when it comes to Buffy tie-ins. A lot of times the figures look a little too basic to feel like a certain person, and I don't like the bell bottoms he gives Illyria.
It wasn't horrible, but I do find myself struggling to come up with the energy to continue this series right now.