Well, as you all level all those arguments against me of how I can't take "the lightest bit of criticism" to Universe, let me, myself make a structured criticism against Universe. I will relate to you, and everyone else, what I consider the weakest point in Universe's writing:
The dramatic tension, in the first third of the series was exceptionally weak. This is something I don't say lightly, because it does have implications on the narrative structure, so let me explain:
Because Universe tried to have more character focus than prior adaptations, it decided to go for a more traditional method of exposition: First, introducing the dramatis personae and their teloi (episode 1), then introducing the main conflict (episode 2), then "fire the first shots" (episodes 3 and 4) to start off the plot.
Works well enough on paper, but not in practice (in our case). Why not? Because it doesn't "hook" the reader/viewer, if you have him wait a week between each of those parts.
What should it have done? Introduce both characters and conflict in the first 3 or 4 episodes and also give some sense of immediate danger from the very beginning (like from 3 onwards).
But that's pretty hard to pull off with the way they structured the story.
What would I have done? Make Jill more aggressive (that weakens the "twist" plot that they had going with her, but, well, you can't have everything). Don't have Dr. Kisaragi's death told in flashback, but introduce him (alive) in episode 1, present to the audience that he's in real danger and that Honey worries about him. Then have him taken out by Jill herself, maybe, in episode 2. Antagonize her from the beginning onwards.
Can I guarantee that that would work? No, of course not. One would have to try writing it first. And it's not a problem that's easy to solve. But it is a serious problem about Universes narrative structure.
Good thing that there are not many of those weaknesses!