EDIT: 100% finished. It was good.
The loaders were sufficiently fun to fight, the boss fights were rather different than the campaign bosses, and the drop rates actually felt good. I don’t f eel like I got to spend a lot of time with the new NPCs, but that’s par the course.
Did all the side quests and they don’t really help you get to know the DLC quest NPCs better, but there are a few gems. There’s also some good lines of dialogue in the crew challenges.
I did not feel like I was struggling to find any of the new DLC loot and in one run I got over 10 of the new items without any additional farming. I used one or two of them and they felt good, although I’m not sure what the red text does on them.
While there are still many issues with the base game that need to be addressed, the DLC is a beacon of hope that eventually they will be.
Bonus: A video/celebration I made of DLC 1. Watching is optional.