Lack of a PA was a big oversight.
I personally thought, having looked at the videos on youtube, both of the guys did as good a job presenting as they could. Very political in their answers, neither yes or no most of the time but all things considered pretty decent.
I think the EAB response has been far more restrained that amiga.org. Don't know that forum but I get the feeling it's a critical bitchy place to reside.
Im sure you will be most pleased with the results i replaced my slightly yellowed one for new and looks great !!
Retro bright'ing the case first and foremost just to bring it up gleaming