The review made me drag out my lens again, and give it another shot for a while.
After 3K of shots over the last few weeks, the result is still the same - it's an overpriced POS.
It's faster than the 1.8, looks imprsessive, but the IQ still sux. Focus is still iffy, and don't take it out during a hurricane.
If I was a Canon board member, this lens's existance would embarrass me.
Justin: Start with the best image quality you can produce - then modify in Post. When you start with an inferior image it's just going to wind up different - not better.
BTW: There is no such thing as "drawing". Canon doesn't manufacture crayons.