Well I guess its par for me to watch Macross out of order as other than seeing a bit of SDF/Robotech back in the '80's my viewing order has been Frontier, Zero, Plus, SDF and now 7. I think that means after the Frontier movie I'll watch Macross II then Do You Remember Love? just to keep up the tradition.
So far this iteration has yet to make much of an impression other than Basara is trying to show everyone "THE POWER OF ROCK!"(TM)
I was glad to see my two favorite characters from SDF, Max and Milia, all grown up(I'm guessing superluminal time dilatation is why they aren't in their 60's).
Overall I like the mech designs with the exception of Basara's VF-19 Battleroid form which looks like it was lifted straight from a gundam anime.
More to come a few episodes down the road.