Taken aback in a good way or a bad way?I was a bit taken aback at the way Plane Above extend the PoL concept to the domains of the gods. And the way they did it be adding to, but not quite exactly contradicting, the earlier Manual of the Planes felt a little odd, too.
I liked that there was a little ambiguity with the gods. I know that one of the magazine presented Bane as a former mortal, which is not what the book presented, but I was fine. It felt more like real a religion if you can't just ask your god for every detail. I can't imagine the mighty gods being that worried about their biographical detail being 100% accurate all the time ya know? As long as the silly mortals follow the tenet, it's all that matters.