BlueShift: I will be watching with interest then, they've just been through and striped up my lawn with dazzle prior to rolling the fibre through my area. The thruster turned up down the road the other day, but they haven't started digging yet. Last time I looked at the UFB map it said August 2014, so they might be running a bit early in Hamilton.
I don't have a problem with the green minion, but I'd hope it would be installed on the boundary between properties, like the black power boxes are. If one pops up halfway along my front boundary it will be a bit of an eyesore, as I don't have a retaining wall or fence between me and the street.
Hamilton isn't a chorus area so the network build and architecture is different (as is the hardware vendor). You're not going to see a FAT like the Chorus ones.