Looks fine too me. There is more of an up and down difference then a side to side. No worse (or in fact better) then a Chumby. Then again, it's a under $200 device, so I don't hold the LCD to TV or HD standards. BB has a good return policy, if you don't like, bring it back for a refund.
I think you will like it.
Not that I know of, I want that too. I know on the Chumby device it can be confusing to some users since both changes are called alarms. This is perhaps why it's not in the BB8; hopefully it may come with a software update?
I want it on the BB8 too, but not to auto-dim (but that would be nice) but to have it switch to my "wake up" channel in the morning on it's own and then back to another channel later in the day (on it's own). This is how I run my CC and C1 now.
Back to the "alarm" term in the Chumby. I wish that there was a choice called "Alarm" and another called "Event" ("Timed Event" works too) and the only differences would be that they don't use the word "alarm" that some people have a mind block with and can't grasp having the alarm not make any sound and the last difference is there is no choice for sound, it goes right to the choice for what to do (event) Pandora, Dim, launch channel and so on. So the "alarm" would function just as it is now, but the "event" would be minus the what sound to use (even thought there was a "no sound" option).
I tried to explain this to a friend at work that has a CC1 of how I set mine up to turn dark at 10PM and to change to a certain channel at 6:46AM, but he had a very hard time with it because he kept thinking audible alarm, I told him there was not noise, but still had a hard time with the concept. The concept of a silent alarm that triggers an event. I am sure the same issue would throw my parents for a loop too and I would end up having to set up an silent alarm event for them. I hope I am doing an OK job with trying to convey my thoughts on this.