I did a focus group test with a friend last night. She thought the gfx and music didn't really mesh well and that the music was fine enough, but she wouldn't go out of her way to watch/listen to it. That's in comparison to the KUSA 1995 theme, which, though she admitted was a "standard news theme", she liked (and compared to a "peppy Star Trek theme"). And both paled in comparison to the BBC News music, which she was really impressed by, especially after seeing it in action. I'm still a bit ambivalent. It's not bad per se but that open cut rubs me the wrong way. And it's not the "ooh"s. The track has that droning, repetitive feel. I don't know why that doesn't really work for me when some of my favorite news bumpers are simple and kind of repetitive (MCTYW and Arnold's NewsEdge). Maybe it's the lack of percussion in this one? Then again, BBC News has no percussion in that bumper and yet I like that... I dunno, I really dunno. A lot of the other cuts are really, really good, it's just that main cut.