Not sure about everyone else's experience, but I got the new Neji today and was really excited to test him out, because that ULT for acupuncture + 16 combo is really exciting for Fire and Lightning mains with high combo-oriented teams, and any Hinata-like ability to dodge attacks can be super useful against early Lightning Armor pressure.
Make a solid list, popped him in first row to tank some damage and taunt + evade for a while...and got promptly STOMPED by everyone I played against because he dodged 1 attack in 27 rounds of combat, but became the only target for every single attack due to taunt. Even after his ULT, his evasion is supposed to go up, but I've never once seen him dodge an attack after I activated it (6 times).
Went back to using the regular Neji and he was rotating every 1-2 attacks to dodge things first round, and usually every 3-4 after that, as we expect to happen.
Anyone else have any experience with him yet? Does this not feel more than a little underpowered for a special edition character, especially in comparison to the awesome Kiba we got last month?