I feel like the lv1 would be better received here if this was the first image released.
My first reaction to the marker was tainted because I figured that the marker was another run of the mill ego with minimal updates, but with a silly rubber grip and the AT tube. There isnt much getting around the new rubberized bits being ugly, and consumers would have rather seen a full fledged macroless design rather than the AT tube. However, after seeing this cutaway, I became extremely interested in owning or at least trying out one of these markers. http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=30mlijt&s=7