Who curated this from a technical standpoint should find another purpose in life... 1) the packaging is indeed poor. I expected worse reading the comments here, but at least my copy arrived with 0 damage. Pfew! 2) beautifully printed. Really nice to look at. 3) side A slightly wavy / side B flat but quite uncentered; a few visible indents on the recorded edge of side B but apparently not too audible. 4) occasional cracks and pops here and there on both sides but I expected worse for a picture disc. Yes, there is surface noise but not as disturbing as it usually gets with picture discs. 5) the recording starts WAY too close to the edge on both sides. Being a 45rpm and not perfectly flat, nor perfectly centered, nor completely damage free on side B... I seriously feared my needle could get damaged when hitting the visible indents on side B or simply miss the track and slip on the edge... I really don't get this choice when there's PLENTY of empty space on the disc. That's about it. Hope this helps.
I haven't played mine yet, but I do want to complain about the packaging. This isn't cheap for single 45rpm 12", and the packaging is still a thin plastic. If you have this shipped, there is a high chance it will arrive with splits in the plastic sleeve. I immediately separated the vinyl to prevent further damage.