I get as many or more positive comments about the bug-eye lights than I do odd looks or worse. I thought they were a bit odd myself at first but now hardly even think about them. The rear also looks a bit different but I think we also grow accustomed to it. They're both part of what makes it "stand out", as it were...
I think I just felt my paradigm shift.
2012 SL (One of the colors): 2-year lease, 2012+,
2015 S w/QC (A different color): 3-year lease, 2014+,
2017 SV (Same color as 2015 S): 3-year lease, 2017+, lower monthly than either above(!)