This is the third product we have gotten for the 2010 calendar (UD Draft, UD Sweet Spot and this), to which I have to say that it doesnt look that bad. This will end up being a complete throwaway like most of the early year products, but at least the design for the base cards and the other stuff doesnt look terrible. I will say that the base card design is 100% better than last year's, but the other subsets still look like they have weird floating swatch problems.
Im also not crazy that they are continuing with the manu patches for this set, as they make a similar appearance in so many of Panini's sets over the course of the year. They did add Manu-letters which was an early year success for Topps in 2009, so I guess that they are probably going to make that a focus for 2010.
Will I buy any of this? No, not my cup of tea. Will I buy any pre-rookie remiere product? Maybe, but definitely not prestige. I think with Sweet Spot moving up in the calendar they will need to compete a little more, because this stuff just isnt going to cut it long term.