The trains are looking tired inside, but they're far from terrible, but the exterior has looked awful for years. They looked tired and the livery was already peeling off or damaged (and not fixed) when I was at St Pancras with the other 'testers' back in November 2007. That's seven years ago now (how time flies) and even if the company doing the internal refurbishment went out of business, I'm surprised they couldn't apply a new livery to all of the trains already. But the general feeling of quality still seems to carry through even in standard premier, and this is down to the staff and is what makes the journey. I wouldn't stop using Eurostar, even if I am a little disappointed that standard premier is nothing like as good as it once was. I might sound rather pompous, but I've only travelled in ordinary standard class on Eurostar once compared to many trips in first class/standard premier - and that was back when it launched and I just did a day trip to Brussels to try it out.