Mensrea said:
Yeah. It has the best courses of any Mario Kart game. The karts are really fun to customize, the item balance is almost perfect, it drives better than any kart before it, and it looks amazing.

I do have a few gripes: battle mode, and where the hell is diddy, but other than that it's just about perfect.

This sums up my feelings exactly.

It looks and plays better than any previous entry, and the course design, customization options, and item balance are extraordinary. Battle mode is underwhelming, but the core game experience is practically perfect.