I too was taken aback by the print quality of the standard version. While not bad, it just seems cheap by comparison to the other copies that I own. I am also knocking the score down because Mortal Remains wasn't a full update (unlike Blood and Smoke) so I had to also grab this guy while trying to get my players into the GMC.
Overall, it is worth it, but nothing that I'm super excited about even while running a Hunter campaign.
[3 of 5 Stars!]