Since my first post about this spawned replies that went a direction that was unintended and resulted in the item being closed before I was able to reply to any questions raised by my original post I figured I'd try it with a PC free wording in hopes of avoid closure.
When I originally posted about the City Advent set for 2011 it was mere minutes after seeing it for the first time and so I was detailing exactly how I felt upon seeing it especially after hearing my kids comment on the set. I believe the 2 word phrase I used (not listed here in hopes of avoiding thread closing) spawned its own heated discussion. The term was meant more to summarize in as short a phrase as possible "first impressions" with the set and how strongly it bothered me in its non-holiday look and theme. Had the set been labeled the LEGO CITY POLICE Advent Calender Set I would not have thought much about it.
I'm not opposed to any set LEGO has ever put out including this one and I doubt ever will be. That said I believe one poster in my original thread best summed it up when they called it a total failure for a City themed "Advent Set". Had the set prominently featured Firemen and Fire Trucks and other Fire fighting pieces I believe more would have agreed that the set failed to deliver as an Advent set which is normally holiday-ish.
In closing I'd like to say that I too want to keep anything posted here as related to Bricks & Buildings as possible however my choice of words I used may have caused the thread to be closed but it was %100 successful in delivering the way I felt about the set with "First Impressions".
Thanks to all who took time to reply as I know most if not all are busy and not just sitting around just looking to comment on something .