The person who did the Verge review seemed to be new to gadget technology. It was as if he didn't read the instructions before using the Watch. Any 'negativity' perceived in their review was largely due to user confusion.
I skimmed through it. First glance told me it was a good review. (I've seen a lot of useless reviews. See: The Verge). Left a quick comment, mostly to give others hope for their Watch delivery. Then read in detail, and edited more into that one line you quoted.
Good review. I expect the OS and apps to improve, of course. Erasing some of the rough edges on this very 1.0 device.
FYI: My 42MM SS Milanese went to 'Preparing for Shipment' this morning.
My wife's 38MM did the same last Wednesday, and arrived on Friday, so I expect to get mine this Friday.
No sign of the Sports Bands I ordered along with them. Bad news for my exercise regimen.