That said, Whitaker's Doctor, while a bright and bubbly change of pace, has been erratic in places (setting the baby giant spiders up to die only to bemoan the loss of their mother...) and I wonder how the non-gender-based criticisms of this past season and her persona in it will be addressed in the next one.
Can't argue with you or mark687 there, I've had some issues with the consistency of Thirteen's characterization as well. It seemed like there was also a bit of about-face on the "guns are bad" theme which was another thing that bothered me. Perhaps Chibnall has had a bit less of a vision for The Doctor than for the show itself, perhaps some scheduling or production issues got in the way of some of those things getting ironed out, or perhaps characterization bent in the direction of the drama sometimes?
On the plus side, I think we got off to a strong start with the character at the start of the season, which I really appreciate. That's wonderful to be able to start off feeling certain that you know and like the new Doctor. I thought especially if you're doing something controversial, it's good for The Doctor to be able to make a good first impression, and at least for me I think that first impression has survived the inconsistencies quite well.