Yeah, individually (mainly in renders) they all looked half-decent. As a collection they don't exactly seem like a 1,2,3 deal - not to mention they're incredibly boring. Luckily with One Bloor and The One we'll get some quality in there.
In the cluster's defense, I feel like it looks better in person. I'm always impressed walking up Church and seeing the groupings together. Agreed there is a little bit of sameness with the balconies, yet it works. The above photo might not be the most flattering, when you see them more offset, stacked up, there is a density that is quite appealing.