I was definitely able to appreciate it far more than I did the first time round. Spectacular visuals for sure. I don't think it will ever be near the top of my favourite Kubrick films, simply because the 18th century period piece is generally not among my favourite genres, but I enjoyed it pretty much to the maximum extent that I could even considering that. I wouldn't disagree with anyone who would call it a masterpiece. Though I'm definitely on Billdude's side in that I wouldn't have missed much if it had been 20-30 minutes shorter. And yeah O'Neil could have used a bit more personality I'd agree.
I recognised the guy who played Delbert Grady from The Shining in a small role in this. I'd know that chrome-dome anywhere.