I agree with both revgen and therealdeal. I think Dwight knows how to use his body in the post, but just doesn't seem comfortable right now because he'll need an offseason to work on his core strength again. That's normal.
As far as I'm concerned -- I expected few things from Dwight and he mostly delivered. I expected good D on a consistent basis. So far, he is providing that, while having some room for improvement, and that's good. Not that Drew wasn't an excellent defender. He was, but he played it in a "Kobe fashion" -- when he felt like it. Ie. not consistently. Dwight plays defense differently then Drew, which is obvious, but that's alright. If it's effective, don't change it too much.
Next, he rebounds really well, and grabbing 12 rpg is not easy on this Laker team. So far, so good. The effort is there.
But man, I expected him to hit at least 55% of his Free Throws. That's not happening, and his shoulder injury is definitely not going to help that. I wonder if he can address this in the off season somehow. Because a hair under 50% won't cut it. I'm sorry, but it's true.
As far as his personality goes, it doesn't bother me much. But then, almost nothing bothers me in general and when I'm watching basketball I'm not paying attention whether Dwight is a primadonna, Kobe is an arrogant jerk, Bynum parks in a handicapped spot and Pau is a wuss. Honestly, none of that bothers me. Actually the only thing that ever bothered me on the Lakers was Shaq's (disrespectful) lack of work ethic.... but then Shaq was a dominant winner, and that's why I liked having him on my team.
But not playing as a team and putting an inadequate product on the floor because the guys are not on the same page (and are tiptoeing around each other) -- that does bother me. It seems they are working on that, they are developing chemistry, talking about issues openly and that's great to see. I want more W's. That's all.
If Dwight truly wants to be a real leader, he will have to work on that. I think he can do it, but it's not easy. God knows Kobe wasn't exactly easy to work with when he was younger. But he is much better now. Some people, like Fish for example, are born leaders.
"It's not realistic to get younger and better when you only have the veteran's minimum to offer free agents."