I really like all of the new ships. Even the Toyokawa takes the train vibe to the next level of insanity! It'll look fantastic painted up.
The only disappointing aspect is the addition of bunting on the Providence. As weird and wonderful as some of the other models are, they still retain the basic design elements of their nation. Adding frilly cake decorations and handfuls of giant stars to the new FSA ships changes the whole look of the new models. My friends daughter saw a pic of the Calico I was showing him: "It's pretty!" was the first thing she said. Pretty. It's weapon of war. Ok, a tiny model of a weapon of war, but still...
The stars I can tolerate, but what what folk are forgetting is that unless you're a gun painter these banners are gonna look fugly. Freehand stripes? yay. Not. FSA flags? Only if you're insane!
Having spent hundreds of $ on my fleet over the years, I'll be annoyed (to say the least) if every new offering is slathered in design elements taken from a high-school ball.
Spartan: Please remove it. I know some folk like the bunting, but they liked (and collected) the FSA prior to it being added - there or not, it'll make no difference to them in the end. Those who hate the bunting may get ticked off enough to stop buying.