Interesting to finally read this classic SciFi book.
I quite enjoyed it, although it did feel dated. It's interesting how often SciFi projects forward in a few limited ways but not in others. Here we have a world of genetic engineering of humans and personal helicopters, the ultimate happy-drug (with no apparent side-effects), "feely" movies, rejuvenation and several other technological wonders - but they still use pen and paper and the babies are gestated in "bottles". More problematically, there's the attitude to women. The author has imagined a world where promiscuous sex is considered a good thing and yet was unable to envisage gender equality - men still have the real jobs whilst women seem to be there to be "pneumatic" companions.
Still, that's a function of when it was written I suppose.