I adore it - have sunk about 18 hours into it already. Know what you mean about it being intense, as my eyes hurt after each course! Find it extremely additctive though, just like the original. I can tell the replay value is going to be huge for me. Feels like there are loads of obscure secrets hidden away.
I’m kind of OK with the slightly wonky scoring system now, but I’m not always totally sure what the Pokemons have done differently between the 4 main behaviours you are trying to capture. Often I snap a Pokemon doing something quite specific, but doesn’t seem to register, and other times it just seems like a bog standard pose and the professor goes wild. I guess it could be covered by the additional requests, which I also find a bit hit and miss.
Tip - if you haven’t already then make sure to go to Settings and put the pointer / camera speed up to max, it makes a big difference.