1). No gaps.
2). The length of the tabs could be a bit deeper, but I had no problems with alignment or installation whatsoever.
3). I had no cracks, but I noticed a couple of very slight weave imperfections. I had to look real
hard to find them, however.
4). Packaging was great. I imagine the piece would have survived a drop off of a 5-story building.
Remember, you're going to be paying roughly one quarter of the cost of the OEM part. If you want absolute total perfection, spend the big bucks.
All I can say is that I've been 100% satisfied with my purchase.