1. Is the paper's style readable? Does it read appropriately like an article rather than, say, a dissertation chapter?
This article is eminently readable--gracefully written, mercifully free of jargon, and not at all dissertationy.
Thank you, Reviewer #1, for giving me objective reassurance of something I've always felt to be the truth! Hahaha! So this is just a thank you to my 4 or 5 regular readers for helping me to refine my "eminently readable, graceful, jargon-free, not-at-all-dissertationy" style.