I gave my estimation based on how kite is designed and what are the specifications. Like always I base my valuing to the most important aspects in (mid-AR) kite design which are performance and good enough usability. Good performance means high L/D ratio, good usability means that kite is stable enough.
Everything else is secondary. If kite lacks performance it can't be helped: it will not boost high and it will not go very well upwind. Kite weight, low end, high end, turning speed, relaunch etc. etc. can be get used to or get some other way around, but not performance.
Of course this my personal reference, if someone prefers some weird properties over performance it is ok. But it seems in general people like kites which boost high, go fast upwing, turn relatively fast and have good enough stability.
No one should think there is over 40 cells in Halo or Soul for nothing, no they are there to make wing cleaner and less draggy. This makes (or should make) these kite of higher performance than other mid AR kites.(Actually these two are of higher AR, so some kind of cross-over is happening there).
If and when (like I believe knowing F-one quality and known designer) Halo will fulfill these expectations we will see. I doubt if it is of same performance as Soul but if it is I don't have anything against it. Knowing how much more advanced design Soul is compared to other mid AR kites it is a tough challenge.
I could design more ambitious kites than these but for sure Soul and perhaps now this Halo set the bar at quite high level. Soul is still a kite I don't have much to comment on how it is designed, Halo is obviously not (even though on detail level). Hyperlink is also quite complete kite but it doesn't have very high specifications, it is a mid range design. Other mid AR foil kites are more or less average work, but for sure usable kites anyhow. Mid AR design is not a difficult one, it is a good compromise by its nature.
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