I'm cautiously optimistic about Capaldi's Doctor. I did love the little scene with Clara that went (paraphrased)
I thought the dialog in "Deep Breath" was extremely clumsy at times, and I had a lot of eye-rolly moments. I also thought that the Jenny/Vastra thing was quite ham-fisted. Not to be mistaken with having a problem with them being shown explicitly as a couple, but it was a bit heavy handed in my opinion.
I also noticed a lot of re-use of themes, and unless that ends up being a very clever calculated device, I shall be quite disappointed:
Other minor gripes:
Interested to see where the Mr Pink thing goes, I like the look of him; and the Missy thing.
Oh and also, I did kind of like XI phoning her. Maybe just because I miss him a bit, but still.
Also also, someone mentioned that Clara should remember the other Doctors and not be weirded out by seeing him regen, but as I remember it, she split into several different versions scattered through time and space; there is no reason this one should remember the experiences of the others. Or was that supposed to change when XI went into his own ... time scar life stream sparkly thingy ... and got her out?edited once to fix grammar and once to add the alsos