It feels like a success in the same way that "Frozen" feels like a success, to me. In that, they sell the ending as a success, but they don't actually employ the OS Solution.
I don't know what you mean by "it's not pulled off" because I don't know what you think the story goal is, or what kinds of things could even count as a success. (It doesn't have to be a return to One Miles.)
Plus, I think a large part of the storyform is there. It's not like it has no structure.
And, yeah, we'll see if we scared @Greg off. Or see if someone makes a random comment in 19 months.