By decent, I mean better than better, which, of course, is two levels above bad, so at least I'm making progress. This time the color looks correct and the reflection is more subtle, but it really brings the scene to life (I know, I said that about SSAO too..)

Just for comparison, here's what the same scene looks like as it would look in my forward renderer (e.g., last week):

Yes indeed, I think XDX rendering has come quite far in a week.