Yeah that would definitely be an immersion breaking getting blissed whilst flying luckily all the times its happened to me I was just knocking about an outpost or cache or some shit so it didn't seem too jarring.
Played another 4 hours today - 17 total - and I've got most of Faith's area done.
I've settled into a comfortable grove with it now, it isn't really surprising me as it did the early hours and that Skyrim-ness of the discovery has gone away a little bit when I've focused on an objective or something, I have tried to just forget about my destination on occasion and see what kind of mischief I can get into.
I think it's really nice how they've differentiated the area between John and Faith's. Faith's is a lot more mountainous and there seems to be a lot more caves and convents, along with the bliss everywhere, the Angel's add a nice new enemy type to the mix and they are basically zombies in all but name which is cool. It's little things and the overall look is obviously the same frontier wilderness type vibe but it's cool there's variety there and you can clearly say 'yup, I'm in Faith's zone'. I much prefer her story missions to John's too, John's were a little dull at times but all the trippy shit - whilst done before - can't help but impress me, I always think of the quest in Fallout 3 Point Lookout and every time I encounter one since it always manages to put a smile on the face.
Aside from a few moments and a few of the zanier side quests I've not really seen the batshit craziness I expected from the reviews, I mean yes rolling up to an Outpost with a Cougar and Bear and seeing them maul tons of Angels to death is always a fun sight but once you've seen that a few times it's just the norm rather than surreal. Faith's stuff is obviously zany too but that is an FC staple at this point.
So yeah I'm enjoying it a lot and time seems to just fly by so it's definitely engrossing but I can't say it's surprising or amazing me at this point now, we'll see how it goes on.