Almost universal positivity graced Formula E in the wake of the confirmation that Jaguar would join the championship.
But, as Autosport spoke to the big players and collected these views, the elephant in the paddock was never far away. Literally. Its tent was often within eyeshot.
To be frank, Jaguar in itself is a hell of a warning shot to the existing teams in the series, because a marque of that size and with the engineering nous it has at its disposal is a daunting opponent in its own right.