Would be naive to not understand the relationship between established brands and reviewers. There's no such thing as impartiality here. Very little room for it, no matter how hard they'll try and sell their independence to you.
BikeRadar have probably had more articles on the Leopard-X than I've seen them do on any other single bike, let alone one that isn't even released yet, and up until now they've been entirely uncritical - basically just parroting the marketing spiel.
But really, is anyone surprised that the bike is rubbish? Carbon, aero, 105 and
a whole bunch of brand new electronic hardware and software for that price? It's impossible to do all that and be remotely competitive on quality and performance. If it didn't have the integrated 'smart' gimmick (and I honestly don't know why people want their bike to be locked into proprietary hardware and software anyway) then no-one would expect it to be any more than a cheap and cheerful bike and a cheap and probably rubbish GPS. Why expect it to be greater than the sum of those parts just because they've been smooshed together?
I dont think the bike was targeted for those people like us who visit WW. I THINK it's more positioned for the so called Freds or the pure non-racing weekend warriors.
If anything I think it's a good attempt. At the very least they made a stiff frame (can you imagine if it was so flexy?). I personally ride my aero bike most of the time and have accepted the fact that it won't ride as smooth as my other bike. It's something to be expected of an aero bike though I'm aware efforts have been made to have a smoother ride (I heard the new Foil has a plushy ride compared to the previous gen).
SpeedX can learn a lot from this although their PR team is probably losing sleep at the moment. BikeRadar has a long reach within the cycling community in NA and EU.