I'd prefer not to see the brickwork.
Ideally we'd have gone for a futuristic design and made a big statement. But we have a half-looking back half-looking forward construction in the making with ridiculous incorporations of Goodison features like a 'lattice brickwork' attempting to blend in with the top half of the structure.
IMO the design - whilst not being a total mess - is not a success. Far from it. It wont be winning too many architectural awards.
Can’t please everyone with this can you.
I suspect I’d have hated a futuristic design, which could look horribly dated in a short space of time, and the brickwork base for me is what integrates it into the environment and gives it a genuine sense of character, which something like new WHL lacks for me (although that interior is far superior to ours, and should be, for the money spent).
The one caveat I’d put on it, is the level of transformation which will happen in the coming decades down that area of the docks, could leave the stadium sticking out alongside newer buildings, and the height reduction could end up in it being dwarfed by nearby high rises.