As expected, things looked great in Safari. (Ah Safari, how I adore thee). Unexpectedly, things looked like crape everywhere else. Firefox, IE8, IE7, IE6 (Ha HA! Gotcha, I didn’t really check IE6). The text was largely readable, but too many characters looked fuzzy, or had specks of lint stuck in the corners. Opera looked ok, but who uses it? I was confused (still am) as to what all the buzz about typekit was if it wouldn’t even render nicely in Firefox, and prompted me to question the true issue with @font-face.
Briefly, I wondered whether I could live with it. Slightly unreadable text vs some KICK ARSE design! Saying I pondered it briefly is a stretch. No design is worth poorly rendered text. So typekit was scraped and reverted to the fallback stack. And keeping the faith in the Holy and the Mighty became just a little harder.