While it does have a high barrier to entry, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn stands as the pinnacle of the Gundam franchise, bringing the characters and battles of the Universal Century to life like never before.
I appreciate the fact you did a review for this masterpiece ! Really a good read.
In my opinion, this Gundam is the best of the franchise due to its fluid animation, cinematic feel, complex story and good dialogue !! Tackling deep subjects through its 7 movies run was one of the best experiences I had with anime.