When something is held up as the best thing since sliced bread then I'm afraid it must be judged as such and compared direclty to sliced bread, in this case perfection.
Sliced bread ain't perfect yet, I still get crumbs. What console out there (besides the 360) has graphics this clean to offer? I'd say that the 360 is the sliced bread and everytihing that follows will be measured against it.
I think the backgrounds look better than any I've seen.
(anyone notice the parachutes, sky)
Game looks great (my opinion), but the quirks will be straightened out in the years to come (it's not perfect).