Yeah, they actually took some chances with newcumbers and nonentities for the DN dub, but all of them are pretty talented. If only dub studios would take more chances, rather than cast JYB and Crispin Freeman in everything. >>11788125
If you think that's bad, wait until Near's little psychic episode of figuring out Mikami is X-Kira. In the manga, it made a lot more sense.
They could have cut some other material, like all those long shots of the investigation team's faces, but I guess cutting out vital reasoning was more important to them.