There was and is alot to like about the Element's design.
Indeed and a lot to dislike about its execution. That's what did the Element in. As word got out about its issues, people went on to other choices. I think the time for a new Element could readily be at hand.
The ZDX will be like the Pontiac Aztek. There will be some who absolutely love it and will defend it, but on the other hand there will be people who utterly hate it. I think with this car there really isn't a middle ground. I love it for it's daring design and fresh looks at the time, but I do admit the Acura beak could of been toned down.