The why risk a Noah trying to get it back? Noah are rare, just wasting them without a purpose is....Still, the Egg apparently isn't so important that the Earl needs to go himself; he can probably build a new one, although it'll be a huge pain to do so. Besides, the mission should have succeeded. It didn't because of the use of the white Ark, and because the Generals used some weird strategy, but Lulubell nearly did succeed. It does seem a little weird for him not to go, though, since he's appeared in previous scenes - this was probably used to facilitate the appearance of another Noah. (I'd blame this one on the anime, though. Lulubell appeared there long before she did in the manga.)
Main/protagonist team: Allen, Rabi, Kanda, Linalee. This were introduced from the beginning, granted to have special position.Kanda wasn't; he's on Tiedoll's team. Besides - what other team? There are fourteen Exorcists; everyone else is DEAD.
To me a good plot is all about character development. Maybe its only me though. Thats why i liked Fruits Basket.A lack of character development doesn't mean that it isn't interesting to see characters react to situations at all. It'd be bad if DGM never had character development, but it's happening (slowly, and in a subtle manner) and the big events that will drastically change characters haven't happened yet.
Yeah, they are not just copypaste from other mangas. Well, not all of them are. But thats not enough to call manga great or unique.I said "fairly deep"; they're not so complex that you could write literary criticisms on them for eternity, but none of the characters are perfect stereotypes. They actually have personalities that make (most of) them distinct from one another and don't require those characters to be in specific situations. They're not perfect and people can actually relate to them. o_o