I have been riding the bike for a few weeks now and it's a real joy.
Feels very like a normal road bike and the extra weight is not noticeable when on the move. Freewheeling is as per a normal bike with no drag from the transmission. When you're riding at about 16mph it feels a bit odd at first as you can feel the motor pulsing in and out as it goes over the speed cut-off point and then falls below; but I don't notice this now.
Controls take a few minutes to understand, but once on the move they are very simple and so easy to move between the different power maps.
The associated smartphone eBikemotion app is easy to set up and brilliant in that it allows tweaking of the power levels in each map. The downside is that although the data it gives on your smartphone is very similar to Garmin, on the eBikemotion website they are almost totally outrageous - av. speed 35mph and average cadence 146rpm? - I don't think so!
Why did I get an ebike? I've been riding/training/racing at elite masters level for quite a few years and recently developed a heart problem (arrhythmia) which has progressively made it impossible to get out for even a steady road ride on my trusty TCR. With a little help from the Orbea I can now comfortably sit on my wife's wheel (retired racer too) when out for a ride (with a little map tweaking) and if we hit any steep hills I can switch up into max power and considerably reduce the effort required. The range when out riding like this should be about 65 miles.
Any downsides? Well yes - I'm just fitting mudguards for the winter and most of the mounting threads have been oversprayed with paint (no problem for me as I have taps and dies to hand) and the front mudguard requires some significant mods to get an SKS to fit. Also, the rear wheel requires a bit of a knack to remove; I have found that the gear side wheel nut needs to be completely taken off the axle to get the wheel off and back in. Luckily I haven't had to do that out on the road yet. Lastly, the cables could have been set up a bit better when the bike was new - I have had to shorten both gear gear cables to prevent them ballooning out in the wind.
Overall - the bike is brilliant. Just looking very enviously at the 2019 carbon range though!