I'm another one firmly in the UU lovin' camp.
I have to say though, just being nominated
for a Nebula when the field is that strong is massively high praise. China Miéville, Cat Valente and Dan Simmons' books were all mind bendingly good. I can't speak for the Vandermeer since I haven't read it yet, but if it's as good as the others this has been a vintage 18 months for SF&F and no mistake, considering how good some of the novels which failed
to make the shortlist were.