You didn't mention that in your original reply, but if you want to shift it to that, then sure, you're right I suppose. My point is that I've seen it too often from Oda to really be wowed by the design, especially when the other admirals have some of the most unique looks in the series.
I'm mixed. Maybe Oda felt obligated to create a cool admiral, and yeah he did do that. But he also seems kinda generic that way. Funny enough I thought he'd look like the worst one based on his obscured conversation with Fuji
The powers seem cool though. Not sure if that's Haki or some other shade on his fingers, but a black sword is great. I like grass type a lot anyway