This book was receiving horrible press amidst various forums for it's content. Not to rehash it, but (by and large) it is all wrong. Nothing in this book was anymore sensationalist than anything that has come before it.
The feel of the book is as I would expect from Exalted, and White Wolf, in general. Immersive, detailed, plot hooks abound. Some of it even rubs off as dark comedy to me (Malfeas' plans). If you enjoyed Lunars and Abyssals, this book will be a sure-fire competitor for your favorite Exalt-type. I'm still holding out for Alchemicals before I call this my favorite Exalt-type... but it's pretty darn close at this point.
Lots of new mechanics and twists on things we've seen (with things we haven't seen) make this Charm section fun to read over and over again. Graceful Wicked Masques... but better. Flexible, in every sense of the word. All the information about akumas and Green Sun Princes is spot on wonderful.
Kudos to White Wolf and their freelancers for doing a phenominal job on this book. Five stars!