Hey, people! I found an extremely interesting article from August 3rd: eight k-addict bloggers writing their first impressions on Kocowa and comparing it to Viki and DF.
It's an enlightening read, although I don't know what has changed in the past two months.
UPDATE October 16th.
Now the link says "trashed" at the end, and gives a "not found" error page. They removed it! That's VEEERY suspicious. Did they get paid to remove it? Now I'm sorry I didn't save the page, but who could have known?
And, surprise, now they advertise Kocowa with every chance they can get.
Here is what they say at the start of their recap of While You Were Sleeping:
Of course they forget to mention that there was a technical glitch at viki, and the subs for While You Were Sleeping were done, just not visible in the US.
But, ha ha, I was able to retrieve the cached page
And here are the contents of the page, in case the cache also gets removed in the future.