Well that's interesting. o_O And I'm sorry to say it, but my first impression with him being so skinny and pale... was to think Twilight. >_> Sorry but that was my first impression. I am curious to see how he works out though.
But just remember, blame Twilight for that and not anybody on the DW production team. ;)
I've never seen Matt Smith before, so I can't make any judgments yet on his acting. I can see certain sparks in him in the Doctor Who Confidential interview that give me hope that he'll work out, and I put my trust in Steven Moffat (brillianyt writer) and the rest of the team who understand that this is a hard role to cast and play.
My only reservation is his age, I mean he's a year younger than me. :animestun I just wonder, in the context of the stories, how will older characters act toward this man who appears much younger than them?