I like it, some parts more than others, it's not as great as the original, to be sure, but the Kubert's work was absolutely one of the highlights of the project so far, but was it a career highlight? Not by a long shot.
Is the project ill-conceived? Is it a complete failure as art or storytelling? Is it The greatest or worst comic ever made. Or will it be something in-between? More likely. But I don't know yet. I'm going to read it before judging it and the people who are working on it.
I didn't plan on reading all of Before Watchmen, but you've inspired me to give it a go. When I first read about the project I wasn't too inclined to try it...mainly because I had no interest in reading a follow up to Watchmen (yes, I know it's a prequel!), which...though not perfect by any means, didn't need anything more, IMO.
Still, the line-up of talents of the various projects was intriguing. Though I don't care for ALL of the talents involved, seeing more art by Amanda Conner, Jae Lee, Adam Hughes (has any of Mr. Hughes' issues been late, yet?) &, of course Andy Kubert pencils with Joe Kubert inks (these are the only issues that I've acquired, although I haven't gotten around to reading them, yet!).
Since I'm coming into this project a little late, what I'll probably do is get my mitts on it all & read it in one go.