I'm finding it a bit hard to get into, not because of the shifting points of view, but due to John Lee's bad narration. I swear he trails off and gets quiet at the end of every other sentence and the conversation between characters seems monotone and flippant at times.
I've got to turn my trucks head unit to the low to mid 50s out of 60 to hear him most of the time. The side mirrors and rear view mirror shake when I play rock music at mid 30s to 40s, playing music at that same volume as his narration would be deafening. Hope the later books aren't this way.
Pandora's Star has been great though. Some of the detective work and political discussions are a bit too drawn out (GET ON WITH IT!) but the sci-fi parts are great.
It's been like that for a few years now. The social justice types have poisoned the well and groups that called themselves puppies I think, have tried to bring it back to normal. Writers get shit on for their personal politics or for not being inclusive or for being inclusive while being a white male, because they can't fathom what it's like for those oppressed people.