Meh, That's basically what I said after finishing it. Just the way the romance between William and Emma dragged out until the end of the 7th volume, just didn't go with me.
When I read this I dind't feel like it was in Japan, that's what the character designs normally do for me. No I properlly felt like it was england in 18-whatever.
The characters felt like your average cahracters, except they were put in 19th century england. They fit their roles perfectly, but didn't go beyond expectations.
I came into this with highish expectations, but was more or less a let-down. But hey in the end I loved it, just the dragging out of the romance, maybe it's historical romances, who knows.