I found myself watching Japanese visitors rush into the park early in the morning, and promptly mob the costumed characters in Town Square rather than racing to the rides (though some folks did that, too). This was odd, and made me realize the Japanese are interested in characters, not necessarily ride experiences. That's obvious also in the merchandise for sale, which was way too focused on characters and almost not at all on the rides or even the brand name of TDL or TDS.
Seeing the character devotion, I thought to myself that they don't deserve TDS. This park belongs next to Disneyland, where it would be properly appreciated. Here, it's less crowded than TDL. I suppose that makes for a nicer experience for folks like us, though!