Drawing inferior to Rave? You need to change your eyes...
For now, it's a very enjoyable read with nice characters, shitty villains (crow is ok I guess) and story is average but well done since I can't wait to see how Falzen Brigade looks like. (Oh god, I want a bunch of hot nuns for Winter's Comicket.)
Every chapter gets better and I hope it won't go to the "Shounen Loop" as you predict. >>12914599
You might right but we'll have to wait and see. For now, Double Arts is my favorite serie on Jump (with ES21 and HxH).