I have liked it since I first saw it on the Holden site a couple of years ago.
I don't see anything wrong with it being labeled a Pontiac. If Pontiac were exclusively a sports-car brand, we would have Pontiac Corvettes (or Banshees) instead of Chevies. I think it is a good thing for the brand to have a broader product range. Chevrolet doesn't have anything in this market segment... yet.
I predict it will be a successful model and it will be cross branded as GMC and Chevrolet models a couple of years after its initial release.