Well, I did say "make it look like", not "it looks like" -- I think it's a nice touch. I have a Raven for my G19 and it's light years better than the other holsters I've used for OWB, so if the X-C compares favorably to the Raven, then I know where to look for a M&P holster that won't take forever to come in.
I consider it a lateral move to a Raven. Not better, not worse. I think Raven does the "paddle" (X-Concealment M Holster) slightly better, but it costs a lot more and has a huge lead time so it better be better I own both a Phantom and C Holster, and find myself using the C holster more due to how it carries.
I just wanted to make sure you knew it wasn't going to look like a leather holster if you order one and be disappointed. It's obviously kydex with some fake stitching for looks.