Well... to be honest it is a C-max. I have a MK7.5 ST-line parked a few cars away from my parking spot and it really does look better and more agressive than my MK8, the rear looks better (the lights are really dull on MK8 etc. Only thing MK8 has way better than MK7.5 is the front lights (leds, not the standard). But I bit the bullet and ordered one as I wanted it for how it drove and as it was a lot closer to MK3.5 Focus ST that I had at the time spec wise and comfort wise.Until I see one I'll reserve judgement.
It can have all the modern bells and whistles and even the essential ST puddle lights, but if it's a fugly facelift and with those seats it'll upset a lot.
Remember when the mk8 came out and all mk7.5 ST owners cried "it's a C-max"?